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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.

PHOTO ESSAY: Australia braces for execution of Bali Nine duo in Indonesia

medium.com — In early 2006, Australians Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran and seven others, collectively known as the "Bali Nine," were sentenced by an Indonesian court for their role in a heroin smuggling ring. While the other seven received stiff prison sentences, Chan and Sukumaran were given the death penalty.

Graphic footage: fanning the flames or bearing witness?

medium.com — THE SLIDESHOW BEGINS with a photo of a trail of flame traveling across the dirt from right to left, like a scene from a movie where the bad guy - or maybe the good guy - leaves a thin trail of gas and drops a match to blow something up.

Marriott Memories

medium.com — Reading Marina Petrillo's haunting essay on her stay at the Marriott Zamalek hotel in Cairo triggered a stream of disjointed memories of my own visits to the hotel in 2011 and 2014. There's no point in weaving them together; they are what they are. The German shepherd - or was it a Belgian malinois?

Locals flee Debaltsevo as separatists close in on Ukrainian stronghold

medium.com — As rebels attack the eastern Ukrainian railway hub of Debaltsevo, more than 2,000 residents are forced to flee.

Malaysia: Devotees flock to Batu Caves on the eve of the Thaipusam Festival

medium.com — Hindu devotees flocked to the Batu Caves on the eve of the annual Thaipusam festival to fulfill their vows and to worship Lord Murugan, the Lord of War. Devotees fast for 48 days and undergo physical pain as devotion to the Hindu deity. Photos courtesy of Hon Keong Soo (Demotix)

A woman gets injured in a Starbucks and no one there seems to give a damn.

medium.com — SALT LAKE CITY, NOON, JANUARY 25TH. I was in Salt Lake City yesterday after spending the prior day in Park City, Utah for the annual Sundance Film Festival. I was scheduled to attend a showing at the Salt Lake Public Library later that afternoon, so I decided to camp out at the downtown Starbucks, just a couple of blocks south of Temple Square on Main Street.

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

pbs.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.

Baptism By Fire: What We Learned Covering #CharlieHebdo On Our 3rd Day

medium.com — 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.

reported.ly’s operating hours

medium.com — Since @ reportedly is just a team of six people at the moment, we're not in a position to provide 24/7 coverage. But we're spread out across a number of timezones, so we're going to shoot for a reporting schedule that looks something like this, Monday thru Friday each week: 3am ET: we kick off our day with Asteris Masouras (@ asteris) signing on from Thessaloniki, Greece.

#PressFreedom 2014: Those We Have Lost

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Mar 04, 2015

Australia offers Indonesia prisoner swap to stop executions (from @AP) m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/c…

Mar 04, 2015

RT @WesleyLowery: Here are the 7 racist emails that DOJ uncovered sent by Ferguson PD and court supervisors washingtonpost.com/world/national… pic.twitter.com/JH90OioeZK

Mar 04, 2015

RT @kimbui: Holder: The concerns may be acute to Ferguson, but they're not confined. Problems are "national in scope."

Mar 04, 2015

RT @the_intercept: Slides from Bush administration show how many times some detainees were waterboarded: interc.pt/1M3WbB4 pic.twitter.com/QnAWTveJx8

Mar 04, 2015

RT @kimbui: Holder tells the story of a man who accused of being a pedophile, bc he had tinted windows, later arrested on 8 diff charges.

Mar 04, 2015

RT @kimbui: Holder: "disturbing and unconstitutional pattern of practice" of Ferguson PD #FergusonReport



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