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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 06, 2015

Death penalty in Indonesia: an executioner's story gu.com/p/46by6/stw “I hope the prisoners rest in peace; I hope I do too.” #Bali9

Mar 05, 2015

RT @reportedly: humanity lost taking a life to punish their blood on our hands A haiku in response to @acarvin's #Bali9 photo essay bit.ly/bali9photos

Mar 05, 2015

Re-upping this photo essay from yesterday: Australia braces for executionof #BaliNine duo in Indonesia bit.ly/bali9photos #Bali9

Mar 05, 2015

RT @reportedly: There’s a skeleton in Trafalgar Square: it’s Gift Horse, the new #fourthplinth art. Our story medium.com/reportedly/gif… pic.twitter.com/Keh5oMV97z

Mar 05, 2015

RT @reportedly: #BokoHaram kills 68, including children, in Borno village (@SaharaReporters) saharareporters.com/2015/03/05/68-… "no military presence since last Monday"

Mar 05, 2015

RT @ggreenwald: Congrats to @globeandmail, first Canadian outlet to implement Secure Drop for sources to communicate/leak anonymously theglobeandmail.com/news/investiga…

Mar 05, 2015

RT @KarlreMarks: People keep telling me 'you can't joke about tragedy'. I'm from the Levant, what do you want me to joke about, the joy of existence?

Mar 05, 2015

…and this is why I changed my flight to return home tomorrow instead of today. instagram.com/p/z2kcdEiNtE/ #dl1086 #Laguardia #snow

Mar 05, 2015

Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle (from @AP) m.apnews.com/ap/db_268743/c…



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