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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.

Exclusive interview:

medium.com — 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

medium.com — 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.

He didn’t lose the battle:

medium.com — I THINK I'D GOTTEN four hours of sleep. Or maybe five. But I had no right to complain. Earlier that day, during the first hours of March 19, 2011, I'd been glued to the livestream of Mohamed Nabbous, the young Libyan entrepreneur who had become an Internet sensation for his riveting accounts of the first weeks of Libya's revolution.

Tunisians respond defiantly to Bardo Museum terrorist attack

medium.com — After a terrorist assault left nearly two dozen people dead at Tunisia's famous antiquity museum, Tunisians rallied in downtown Tunis to condemn the attack. Photos by Chedly Ben Ibrahim

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

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.
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Mar 31, 2015

RT @zeynep: @acarvin a reporter went to the scene to check, there was apparently smoke coming from something else right behind it.

Mar 31, 2015

RT @Ziya_Meral: It says it all.. The father of Berkin asks for no one to be harmed in his name.. DHKPC Terrorists claim to be 'seeking justice' for him

Mar 31, 2015

@CombatJourno Do you want a pat on the back or something? I’ve been offline at a meeting. Since when is this a contest?

Mar 31, 2015

RT @Ziya_Meral: Really sad to read Prosecutor Kiraz was killed during operation to rescue him from DHKPC terrorists.. Damn your sense of 'seeking justice'

Mar 31, 2015

So what’s burning, then? RT @amberinzaman: False alarm: Apparently and Thank God: Selimiye barracks are not on fire. #Turkey

Mar 31, 2015

RT @zeynep: More bad news: Prosecutor who was held hostage (and shot five times) is unfortunately dead. He was dead on arrival at the hospital. #Turkey

Mar 31, 2015

RT @wellsla: #BerkinElvan trial prosecutor & hostage who died, #MehmetSelimKiraz,sustained 5 gunshots,3 to the head - how? #Turkey http://t…



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