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Andy Carvin

Washington DC
Editor — 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.

A note to our readers — the team — to suspend operations August 31 To friends and supporters of It is with great regret that I must announce that will suspend its operations on August 31, 2016. Our funder and employer, First Look Media, has chosen to part ways with us, so we will no longer receive financial support from the company.

The long road to justice for Lesotho's former miners — A recent landmark ruling in South Africa will change the face of mining, but it may take years for it to help foreign-born miners. The ruling, issued this spring, allows former mineworkers to form class-action lawsuits against mining companies for exposing them to conditions that caused high rates of silicosis and tuberculosis.

Daily Digest: Black Lives Matter protests across the US — Viewing by email? Read the digest with embedded pictures and social content on your browser. In today's digest: Black Lives Matter protests across the US EU calls on Turkey to respect human rights Zimbabwe's veterans retract support for President Mugabe Protests in France over death of black youth in police custody Jerusalem holds its biggest Pride rally [...]

Daily Digest: Turkey's Erdoğan declares state of emergency — In todays' digest: Turkish President Erdoğan declares a state of emergency as purge continues US citizen and others sentenced to jail for protesting in Gambia Police clash with protesters in front of police station in Armenia Indonesia condemned for 1965 genocide British and French special forces fighting ISIS in Libya Black caretaker of autistic man [...]

Daily Digest: Journalist killed by car bomb in Kiev — Viewing by email? Read the digest with embedded pictures and social content on your browser. In today's digest: Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet killed in car bombing in Kiev Turkey suspends 21,000 teachers and blocks Wikileaks African Union votes to send thousands of peacekeepers to South Sudan Human rights groups in Armenia say police tortured protesters Human Rights Watch documents enforced [...]

Daily Digest: Massive Pride rallies worldwide — Viewing by email? Read the digest with embedded pictures and social content on your browser. In today's digest: Massive Pride rallies worldwide as police attacks Pride in Istanbul Scotland seeks independence again as UK and EU struggle on Brexit Iraqi military recapture Fallujah from ISIS Gunmen storm hotel in Mogadishu killing 15 Activists and friends mourn death of ...

#BrusselsAttacks: Showing solidarity through art — In the wake of today's terrorist attacks in Belgium, people channeled their grief and solidarity through art. Here are some of the images circulating online today.

Rubio, Obama and a brief history of fake political photos — Earlier today, the political news website Politico posted a story about the Ted Cruz presidential campaign publishing a doctored photo appearing to show Sen. Marco Rubio shaking hands with President Barack Obama. The fake image was used on, an anti-Rubio website paid for by the Cruz for President campaign.

The battle for Tahrir Square, five years later — 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 — 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.
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Aug 12, 2016

RT @AzadiRojava: More pics by Rodî Said today of freed Manbij civilians. Cutting the mandatory goat beards, smoking a cigarette again

Aug 10, 2016

RT @AP: Federal judge dismisses suit accusing Twitter of supporting IS group by allowing it to create accounts. 

Aug 10, 2016

@nprscottsimon Probably got the idea from Michael Phelps. #cupping

Aug 10, 2016

RT @SopanDeb: I've honestly read this from Trump's VA speech at least 20 times & I still am not clear what Trump is trying to say: https://…

Aug 10, 2016

@das_manikuntala Did a professor at @ACJIndia ask his or her class to interview me? I’ve gotten multiple requests for Twitter interviews.

Aug 10, 2016

RT @ZainaErhaim: Doctors r confirming. #assad jets have used the chlorine n targeting Zebdia niegbour n #Aleppo 2night #CW @POTUS red line…

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