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Washington DC
Journalist — First Look Media
As seen in:  First Look Media, NPR, PBS
Covers:  north africa, social media, arab spring, geopolitics, middle east

Real-time news DJ & occasional journalist, but *not* a social media guru. Author of the book Distant Witness. NPR alum, now at First Look Media.

Knight-Batten Award

2011 - Special Distinction Award
Since the beginning of the Arab Spring, NPR's Andy Carvin has pioneered a new form of journalism, using his online followers to piece together and validate real-time reports that documented historic events in the Middle East. By using his Twitter account as a newsgathering operation, he has demonstrated how reporting can be done remotely and created a highly engaged community of more than 50,000 Twitter followers.

Libya prime minister survives assassination attempt — Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni confirmed to Al-Arabiya this evening that he survived an assassination attempt in the eastern port city of Tobruk. "Thank God, we managed to escape," he told the Saudi-based news service. According to the Associated Press, the prime minister's convoy was making its way to Tobruk's airport when it was attacked by gunmen.

Daily Digest: May 26, 2015 — A round-up of the stories we're watching on May 26, 2015. Scroll down, we have some goodies. on : "Political violence in #Burundi caused over 110,000 to flee the country, face cholera. Powerful photo by @Esbjornsson″ #EUMigration: Wikileaks released two EU documents on the military plan against migrant traffickers in Libya.

PHOTOS: Ireland goes to the polls for marriage equality referendum — Andy Carvin is Editor-In-Chief and founder of He joined First Look Media in February 2014 after spending seven years running social media at NPR. An online community organizer since 1994, Andy has coordinating online communities on topics ranging from Internet policy to education to Hurricane Katrina.

Announcing the website beta — I'm excited to announce that we've just launched our first website beta! Wait - has a website?!? Yep - and we're hoping you'll help us kick the tires. When we launched back in January, we started as social media-only, but aspired to have a website some day.

Welcome to our new website — Yep - and we're hoping you'll help us kick the tires. When we launched back in January, we started as social media-only, but aspired to have a website some day. We felt it was important to establish ourselves first and foremost among the communities we hoped to serve on Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms. And we're off to a pretty good start.

Deadly Odyssey: A Google Earth tour of crossing the Mediterranean — Irish people will vote in a referendum on same-sex marriage this Friday. A satirical viral campaign by taxi service Hailo gets to the nub of the issue - equality. (Stay tuned for #MarRef coverage on At Hailo, all our ...

Rescuers frantically search for survivors of the #NepalQuake — More than 600 people have been killed, and the total number of casualties is expected to rise dramatically. Warning: contains graphic photos. (Getty) Warning: graphic photos below.

Imagine the Mariel Boat Lift, yet far, far deadlier: — TODAY MARKS THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY of the Mariel Boat Lift. On April 20, 1980, then-President Fidel Castro officially sanctioned the departure of thousands Cubans who had been massing around the port of Mariel to migrate to the United States. It was an extraordinary undertaking, utilizing everything from dinghies to sailing vessels to car ferries.

PHOTOS: Thousands in Durban hold peace march against xenophobia — More than 10,000 people joined an anti-xenophobia peace march in Durban, South Africa today after a wave of attacks against African migrants living in the country. Photos by Reinhardt Hartzenberg (Demotix)
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May 26, 2015

What police reform might look like in Cleveland, according to the Justice Department… via @reportedly

May 26, 2015

Does location of smoke appear to match Tobruk sat images re: PM assassination attempt? #Libya

May 26, 2015

RT @reportedly: WaPo exec editor Martin Baron summarized the conditions of #JasonRezaian’s closed trial

May 26, 2015

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