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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.

Obama announces re-opening of US embassy in Cuba — In brief remarks at the White House this morning, President Obama announced that the US will re-open its embassy in Havana for the first time in more than 50 years.

Instagram becomes a stream of rainbows in celebration of marriage equality — Instagram is awash with colors of the rainbow as the US Supreme Court affirms the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.

Marriage equality, in the Supreme Court's own words — In the minutes following the US Supreme Court's ruling in favor of marriage equality, tweeted some of the highlights from the ruling. Here's a taste of what the court wrote.

Sexist Nobel-winning scientist resigns but #DistractinglySexy lives on — Nobel laureate Sir Tim Hunt resigned from his honorary professorship at University College London on June 11 after igniting a firestorm 48 hours earlier by suggesting women scientists should be segregated from men. In a statement, UCL confirmed his resignation: UCL can confirm that Sir Tim Hunt FRS has today resigned from his position as Honorary ...

US Supreme Court: Americans born in Jerusalem can't list "Israel" as birthplace on passports — This morning, the US Supreme Court ruled that Congress overstepped its authority when it passed a law in 2002 allowing US citizens born in Jerusalem to list "Israel" as their place of birth on passports. The case began not long after the birth of Menachem Zivotofsky to US citizens in Jerusalem.

Back turned, don’t shoot: Protesters rally in the wake of Walter Scott’s murder — Protesters rally in support of Walter Scott as the policeman who shot him now faces murder charges. Yesterday afternoon, video surfaced of a police shooting that had taken place last Saturday in North Charleston, South Carolina. Police officer Michael T. Slager, who is white, had claimed that he had shot Walter Scott, who is African ...

Court injunction on home demolitions too late for Rio favela residents — On Wednesday, May 27, demolition crews began knocking down decades-old homes in Metro Favela, in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro. The demolition, ordered by local authorities, provoked protests by residents and area university students. While the protesters themselves could not stop the destruction, Rio's court of justice issued an injunction on May 29, ...

Daily Digest: May 29, 2015 — Rohingya: 2,600 Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees are said to still be held by traffickers in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Delegates from 17 countries attended a 'Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean' in Bangkok. The word 'Rohingya' was neither mentioned in the meeting, nor in the press release issued by ...

the appalling reality of Qatar's World Cup — When it comes to massive infrastructure projects like constructing stadiums for a World Cup, it's not unusual for workers to be injured, sometimes even killed. But for laborers working construction for Qatar's 2022 World Cup, it's been nothing short of a blood bath.

Fear persists among Nepal's new homeless population — Indian journalist Murali Krishnan recently visited rural Nepalese communities coming to terms with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of April 25. With tremors and aftershocks continuing to rumble Nepal, and with the monsoon approaching, many fear for their futures. Nearly a month after over 8,000 people died in a mammoth earthquake, Nepal was hit hard again on ...
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Jul 04, 2015

RT @xeni: Kid tries to take photo of woman with laptop camera, woman covers lens (110 BC)…

Jul 04, 2015

RT @almuslimi: #100days of war, no safe zone in #Yemen; not even a safe #Sky anymore.

Jul 04, 2015

RT @almuslimi: #100days of war, this close journalist friend of mine is still forcibly hidden and tortured by Houthis . #Yemen

Jul 04, 2015

RT @almuslimi: #100days of war n #Yemen and there is still those who think Houthis / Hadi(s) r actually doing good for Yem. Ridiculous

Jul 04, 2015

RT @almuslimi: #100days of war. If u survive a houthi killing/arrest ,you wldnt survive Saudi Strikes. If u survive both, water /fuel/med shortage wl get u

Jul 04, 2015

RT @almuslimi: #100days of war made me hopeless, helpless, and torn my already-fragile soul into pieces. Itz war; kills those a live more than those died

Jul 04, 2015

RT @almuslimi: #100days of war n #Yemen made Houthis more brutal and made #Hadi more of a corrupt loser.

Jul 04, 2015

RT @almuslimi: #100days of war: every new day, i watch more of my friends who were writers,artists, poets & professors ditching their pens…

Jul 04, 2015

RT @SamehAlawlaqi: @almuslimi Yes..and there is no children in schools; at all since March. I know this very well; at least in #Aden #Lahj #Abyan

Jul 04, 2015

RT @almuslimi: 2011 in #Yemen: Shikhs ,& tribesmen left their guns home & joined peaceful protests. 2015: profs , artists , & intellectuals…

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