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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.

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."

Back turned, don’t shoot: — 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 American, in self defense.

the team — As the drought in the American West reaches its fourth year, farming communities struggle while homeowners and golf courses fear for their lawns.

Exclusive interview: — I just got off the phone with Sameer Jubran, editor and co-founder of the independent Yemeni newspaper and website, Al Masdar. According to Jubran, the news organization's headquarters was just sacked by Houthi militants. "Minutes ago, dozens of militants stormed the building that had the newspaper's headquarters," he said.

US ambassador to Libya pulls out of Twitter — Over the last few years, it's become common practice for ambassadors and other diplomats to use social media as part of a broader strategy for winning hearts and minds in the countries they serve. It was in that spirit that U.S.
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Apr 25, 2015

@sunnymovies would you mind if I used that photo in a video slideshow I’m creating for @reportedly?

Apr 25, 2015

RT @SarahSLassez: US citizens Catherine and Jean-Louis Lassez in Nepal. Please help me find them. #NepalEarthquake #Bhaktapur

Apr 25, 2015

@sarojdhakal would you mind if I use your bhaktapur photos in a video slideshow I’m doing for @reportedly?

Apr 25, 2015

RT @NorthmenPK: #Everest Adventure consultant team announces death of 2 sherpas, all climbers safe in camp 1. #NepalQuake #NepalEarthquake

Apr 25, 2015

@JigmeUgen: did you take those pics of Boudhanath? If so, would you mind if I used them in a video slideshow for @reportedly? Thanks...

Apr 25, 2015

@sumitshrestha: Did you manage to get any pics of Bodnath or Bhaktapur? If so, will you be posting on Demotix? Thanks...

Apr 25, 2015

@zigoraldama Hi there… Would you mind if I used your Bodnath pics in a video slide show for @reportedly? Thanks……

Apr 25, 2015

Folks: this is old footage from Everest; not #NepalQuake. MT @reportedly: Yup, def old.… - PKB

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