Distant Witness by Andy Carvin

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The series of Arab uprisings collectively known as the Arab Spring is a flashpoint in history – perhaps the biggest we've seen since the collapse of the Soviet bloc 20 years ago. It's also been a stunning revolution in the way breaking news is reported around the world – and who controls the news.

In this book, NPR social media chief Andy Carvin – "the man who tweets revolutions" – offers a unique first-person recap of the Arab Spring. Part memoir, part history, the book includes intimate stories of the revolutionaries who fought for freedom on the streets and across the Internet – stories that would have never been recorded before the days of social media.

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Published December 20, 2012 by CUNY Journalism Press. 310 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The intense, ebullient energy of the Arab Spring is captured in this debut focusing on the role of social media in the uprisings that swept the Middle East in 2011. Carvin, a senior strategist at NPR,

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