Andy Carvin

Editor-in-chief at Real-time news DJ and occasional journalist, but not a social media guru. Author of the book, Distant Witness. NPR alum.

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Exclusive interview: Independent Yemeni news outlets sacked, journalists kidnapped

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.

U.S. ambassador to Libya pulls out of Twitter

An awkward day for e-diplomacy as U.S. ambassador Deborah Jones ditches Twitter after Libyans criticized her online

He didn’t lose the battle: Remembering Mohamed Nabbous

Pioneering independent Libyan journalist Mohamed Nabbous died four years ago today.’s Andy Carvin offers this

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Tunisians respond defiantly to Bardo Museum terrorist attack

After a terrorist assault left nearly two dozen people dead at Tunisia’s famous antiquity museum, Tunisians rallied in

PHOTO ESSAY: Australia braces for execution
of Bali Nine duo in Indonesia

Despite pleas by human rights groups, the Australian government and family members, Andrew

#Feb17: From Libya to Bahrain to Boston, Eight Volatile Years on Twitter

Eight years ago today, I joined Twitter. And every February 17 since then, it seems like it’s been a day for…

Graphic footage: fanning the flames or bearing witness? editor-in-chief Andy Carvin challenges his own assumptions of when it’s ethical to publish graphic footage and when…

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Marriott Memories

In any other country, the word “Marriott” conjures up images of yet another mid-range hotel option. In Cairo, the Marriott Zamalek has become architectural subtext for…

Locals flee Debaltsevo as separatists close in on Ukrainian stronghold

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

Hindu devotees flocked to the Batu Caves on the eve of the annual Thaipusam festival to fulfill their…