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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.

Two years on, Egyptian photographer Shawkan remains in jail

firstlook.org — Two years ago today, Egyptian photographer Shawkan was arrested while documenting the Rabaa Massacre. He remains in jail without trial. It's been two years to the day since Mahmoud Abou Zeid, better known as Shawkan, was arrested in the chaos of Cairo's Rabaa Square.

Six people stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride march

firstlook.org — A Jewish fundamentalist attacked Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, stabbing six participants before he was apprehended by police. The chaos of the scene was caught on camera by an eyewitness viewing the parade from a balcony. The assailant, Yishai Schlissel, is the very same man who stabbed several marchers during Jerusalem's 2005 Gay Pride parade.

Obama announces re-opening of US embassy in Cuba

firstlook.org — In brief remarks at the White House this morning, President Obama announced that the US will re-open its embassy in Havana for the first time in more than 50 years.
Jul 01, 2015

RT @reportedly: US embassy in Cuba, circa 1940. Obama just announced US will reopen an embassy this summer. firstlook.org/reportedly/201… pic.twitter.com/vxA4KtWzQZ

Instagram becomes a stream of rainbows in celebration of marriage equality

firstlook.org — Instagram is awash with colors of the rainbow as the US Supreme Court affirms the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.

Marriage equality, in the Supreme Court's own words

firstlook.org — In the minutes following the US Supreme Court's ruling in favor of marriage equality, reported.ly tweeted some of the highlights from the ruling. Here's a taste of what the court wrote.

Sexist Nobel-winning scientist resigns but #DistractinglySexy lives on

firstlook.org — Nobel laureate Sir Tim Hunt resigned from his honorary professorship at University College London on June 11 after igniting a firestorm 48 hours earlier by suggesting women scientists should be segregated from men. In a statement, UCL confirmed his resignation: UCL can confirm that Sir Tim Hunt FRS has today resigned from his position as Honorary ...

US Supreme Court: Americans born in Jerusalem can't list "Israel" as birthplace on passports

firstlook.org — This morning, the US Supreme Court ruled that Congress overstepped its authority when it passed a law in 2002 allowing US citizens born in Jerusalem to list "Israel" as their place of birth on passports. The case began not long after the birth of Menachem Zivotofsky to US citizens in Jerusalem.
Jun 08, 2015

RT @reportedly: US Supreme Court: Americans born in Jerusalem can't list Israel as birthplace on passports firstlook.org/reportedly/201… pic.twitter.com/fnkQDU9Zwl

Back turned, don’t shoot: Protesters rally in the wake of Walter Scott’s murder

firstlook.org — Protesters rally in support of Walter Scott as the policeman who shot him now faces murder charges. 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 ...

Court injunction on home demolitions too late for Rio favela residents

firstlook.org — On Wednesday, May 27, demolition crews began knocking down decades-old homes in Metro Favela, in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro. The demolition, ordered by local authorities, provoked protests by residents and area university students. While the protesters themselves could not stop the destruction, Rio's court of justice issued an injunction on May 29, ...

Daily Digest: May 29, 2015

firstlook.org — Rohingya: 2,600 Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees are said to still be held by traffickers in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Delegates from 17 countries attended a 'Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean' in Bangkok. The word 'Rohingya' was neither mentioned in the meeting, nor in the press release issued by ...
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Sep 01, 2015

@wellsla sure, definitely plausible, and wouldn’t be a huge surprise. Just might’ve been worth putting some context around their sources.

Sep 01, 2015

RT @peterson__scott: My report from Istanbul: #Turkey tightens grip on journalists with harsh terrorism charges csmonitor.com/World/Middle-E…

Sep 01, 2015

@wellsla And they cite Quilliam and John Bolton’s institute as sources of that claim. Well then.

Aug 31, 2015

RT @reportedly: Tropical Storm #Erika in Montrouis, #Haiti caused severe mudslides over the weekend. (AFP/Getty) pic.twitter.com/6ON5nou9vm

Aug 30, 2015

RIP: Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain’s Quirks nytimes.com/2015/08/31/sci…

Aug 29, 2015

Utter bullshit. Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:a…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @zeynep: Don't let killers achieve infamy on their own terms. It inpires copycats. (Me for the NYT). nytimes.com/2015/08/27/opi… pic.twitter.com/WRzxy5bjQn

Aug 27, 2015

@maddiegrant @CyberlandGal Sort of. Searching for expletives + landmarks works better. Hashtags often useless once mainstream. #xpotomac15

Aug 27, 2015

RT @reportedly: This is the distance between Turkey and Lesvos. Less dangerous for refugees than the Libya route, not altogether safe pic.twitter.com/7sGJcVxQAZ


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