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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.

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.

EU migration Archives - — The Armed Forces mourn the six American lives lost in Afghanistan earlier this week. "And to us assembled here today, may we continue to carry the banner of freedom with the same honor and duty as our departed friends. Let ...

Baptism By Fire: What We Learned Covering #CharlieHebdo on — This post originally appeared on Medium and is reprinted here with permission. When '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.
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Jul 28, 2016

Was Clinton just talking to Alan Grayson on the convention floor? ::steps away slowly::

Jul 28, 2016

Feeling nostalgic for CNN’s coverage of the f-bombing balloon drop during DNC ’04: 

Jul 28, 2016

RT @netw3rk: i love when politicians act amazed by balloons

Jul 28, 2016

RT @sternbergh: If Hillary keeps beating on Trump like this, eventually candy will come out.

Jul 28, 2016

“stronger together” slogan > “stronger together” song #DNCinPHL

Jul 28, 2016

RT @jodikantor: Save the date: the first Clinton-Trump debate is on September 26.

Jul 28, 2016

Wish my mom had been here for this. #DNCinPHL

Jul 28, 2016

RT @EWErickson: “There is no other Donald Trump. This is it.” This is a good section of her speech. “America is great because America is good.” Strong.

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