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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.

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)

PHOTO ESSAY: African migrants — After being intercepted at sea, a group of nearly 50 Somali and Eritrean migrants made a daring attempt to avoid detention. Photos by Andrea Spinelli (Demotix) In Pordenone, Italy, a group of Somali and Eritrean refugees were awaiting processing. They'd just attempted the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean.

the team — Earlier this week, Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz Despite the enormous public outcry against the shooting, Sheriff Glanz defended Bates. "He made an error," he said.

Do we really need to sketch this out? — Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Texas State Rep. Jason Villalba ( R-Dallas County). On Tuesday, Rep. Villalba introduced a bill in the Texas State House that according to the Houston Chronicle, "would make private citizens photographing or recording the police within 25 feet of them a class B misdemeanor."
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May 22, 2015

RT @reportedly: Nearly 66,000 new Irish voters registered before today's same-sex #MarRef…

May 22, 2015

'Look ... It's My Name on This': Obama Defends the Iran Nuclear Deal…

May 22, 2015

My latest video: a Google Earth tour of what it’s like for migrants to cross the Mediterrean.…

May 22, 2015

Video: Political violence in #Burundi has caused more than 110,000 people to flee the country… #UNHCR

May 22, 2015

Police Officer Resigns After Inappropriate Use of Taser, Pepper Spray | NBC4 Washington… via @nbcwashington

May 22, 2015

RT @reportedly: By noon, #MarRef turnout was ~ 50% higher than other Irish referenda. A Yes will enshrine marriage regardless of gender in the constitution

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