His biographical note states Carty received a "1995 Edward R. Murrow Award and a Gold Medal from the International New York Radio Festival for his documentary on bio-piracy. Also in 1995, his documentary, "Kevin's Sentence," about the impact of drunk driving on families and the criminal justice system, won a Peabody Award, a Gabriel Award, a United Nations Gold Medal, and the top New York Festival prize. In 2004, Carty was a recipient of the Canadian Science Writers award for an investigation into illegal clinical trials and that same year was a member of the CBC team which won the Online Journalism Award from the Online News Association for a series on adverse drug reactions." He has won numerous investigative journalism awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists (CJA).
"Carty is a founder for the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX). He also was a correspondent in Central America, reporting for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), and The Christian Science Monitor. He has written books on Canadian foreign aid, human rights in Chile, on multinational mining companies and was a team member of ICIJ's The Water Barons," his biographical note states.
On the side, Carty is also a singer-songwriter with a new CD, Desert Eyes.
- Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
- Director, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression