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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.

The battle for Tahrir Square, five years later

reported.ly — Five years ago, government thugs attacked thousands of Egyptian protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, leading to an overnight battle that became known as the Battle of the Camel. It was one of the most dramatic moments of the Egyptian revolution, and it played out in real time on social media.

The Challenger disaster, forever etched in memory

reported.ly — Thirty years ago today, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. I remember it as if it were yesterday. I remember seeing it with my own eyes. In January 1986, I was a student at a junior high school in Indialantic, Florida.

EU migration Archives - reported.ly

reported.ly — The Armed Forces mourn the six American lives lost in Afghanistan earlier this week. "And to us assembled here today, may we continue to carry the banner of freedom with the same honor and duty as our departed friends. Let ...

Baptism By Fire: What We Learned Covering #CharlieHebdo on Reported.ly

mediashift.org — This post originally appeared on Medium and is reprinted here with permission. When Reported.ly 's European team went online Wednesday morning, our reporting operation was less than 48 hours old. We had launched Monday at a measured, almost leisurely pace, our team of six still getting to know each other and learning how to coordinate our work across 10 different time zones.

Militants attack luxury hotel in Mali: a social media timeline

reported.ly — Andy Carvin Andy Carvin is Editor-In-Chief and founder of reported.ly. 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.

Searching for dignity on the refugee trail

reported.ly — I HEARD THE VOICES of the new Europe in my train car as I crossed the Øresund from Denmark to Sweden. Arabic, Pashto, Dari; a Turkic language from Central Asia. Refugees, immigrants, first-generation Europeans - a train car full of people originally from somewhere else. They were all anxious.

The #ParisAttacks: a social media timeline

reported.ly — Andy Carvin Andy Carvin is Editor-In-Chief and founder of reported.ly. 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.

Dozens killed in twin suicide attack in Beirut, Lebanon

reported.ly — Dozens of people were killed and more than 180 injured, Lebanon's Red Cross reported, when two suicide bombers attacked a busy south Beirut suburb, Burj al Barajneh, Thursday evening. Zahri Abbas shared short videos and photos of the aftermath. [WARNING: Distressing scenes] Hospitals in south Beirut issued urgent appeals for blood donations as the wounded were admitted amid frantic scenes.

Digest: Scathing EU report on Turkey; Egyptian journalist released; escalating Burundi violence

reported.ly — In today's digest, the EU releases a scathing report on Turkey; the latest on the pro-democracy landslide in Myanmar; US universities rally against racism and more. In a report that was withheld until after Turkey's elections, the EU accused Turkey of backsliding on rule of law, human rights and the freedom of the press.
Nov 10, 2015

RT @reportedly: The EU finally released its report on Turkey, journalist released in Egypt - our digest: reported.ly/2015/11/10/dig… pic.twitter.com/wAGWbi0IVj

Nov 10, 2015

RT @reportedly: The EU finally released its report on Turkey, journalist released in Egypt - our digest: reported.ly/2015/11/10/dig… pic.twitter.com/wAGWbi0IVj

#FreeHossam: Journalist and human rights defender Hossam Bahgat arrested in Egypt

reported.ly — Egyptian civil society is reeling after the arrest of prominent journalist and activist Hossam Bahgat. It's the latest in a seemingly endless series of human rights outrages by the Egyptian regime. Bahgat, founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), was interrogated by Egyptian military intelligence yesterday, then transferred into the custody of military prosecutors.
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Feb 02, 2016

RT @simonhoupt: Ghomeshi court return delayed to 3 pm. Until then, here's a story of the dramatic morning: theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/j… pic.twitter.com/E3H7WrIR4K

Feb 02, 2016

Juan Thompson used bogus quotes in stories and "created fake email accounts that he used to impersonate people" t.co/e2vGKBKzC8

Feb 02, 2016

RT @petertinti: NYT Editorial Board: Denmark's Cruelty Toward Refugees, t.co/fPDKe4pfwi

Feb 02, 2016

@weddady Trying to find Fardat Naham on a map. Is it somewhere along the N5 highway?

Jan 28, 2016

RT @ChuckLane1: Ben Carson totally plagiarized this closing statement

Jan 28, 2016

Ben Carson is struggling to quote the Constitution’s preamble without doing it to the tune of Schoolhouse Rock


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