Lara Bitar is an editor, researcher, news producer, and writer who lives and works between Beirut, Brooklyn, and the Bay Area. Over the last decade, she took on different editorial leadership roles in digital, broadcast, and print journalism. Her media practice is founded on a deep sense of place—a geographical imperative—which centers marginalized communities and connects their struggles to broader frameworks.

Bitar writes about media justice, feminist and queer futurities, histories of agitation and the surveillance state, documents grassroots social movements, and has reported on news from the MENA region. Her current interests include the future of the press, gendered digital labor, politicizing work(ers), surveillance capitalism, archives of/as resistance, and protest memories. 

Lara Bitar (center) filming a demonstration in Oakland, California. Picture published in The New York Times, “Oakland: the Last Refuge of Radical America.” (Jake Stangel)