Philip Reeves

International Correspondent, Islamabad, Pakistan

Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Reeves has spent two and half decades working as a journalist overseas, reporting from a wide range of places including the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Asia.

He is a member of the NPR team that won highly prestigious Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University and George Foster Peabody awards for coverage of the conflict in Iraq. Reeves has been honored several times by the South Asian Journalists' Association.

Reeves has been covering South Asia for more than 10 years. He has traveled widely in Pakistan and India, taking NPR listeners on voyages along the Ganges River and the ancient Grand Trunk Road.

Reeves joined NPR in 2004, after 17 years as a international correspondent for the British daily newspaper, The Independent. During the early stages of his career, he worked for BBC radio and television after training on the Bath Chronicle newspaper in western Britain.

Over the years, Reeves has covered a wide range of stories - from Boris Yeltsin's erratic presidency, the economic rise of India, the rise and fall of Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf, conflicts in Gaza and the West Bank, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Reeves holds a degree in English Literature from Cambridge University. His family originates from Christchurch, New Zealand.

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After 27 Hours, Our Train Ride Through Pakistan Ends In Karachi

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Some of the men imprisoned by a criminal gang in Pakistan's illicit kidney trade return to the apartment in Rawalpindi where they were held by force. Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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In Pakistan, Illegal Kidney Trade Flourishes As Victims Await Justice

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Afghan Girl From Famed Photo 3 Decades Ago Is Jailed In Pakistan

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More Than 60 Killed In Attack On Police Academy In Quetta, Pakistan

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Dozens Dead After Gunmen Storm Pakistani Police Training Center

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Pakistan Delays 2010 Death Row Blasphemy Appeal

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The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, shown here addressing the U.N. General Assembly last month, says a newspaper story that civilian officials warned the military of global isolation due to support of militant groups was "fabricated." Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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After A Sensitive Story, A Pakistani Journalist Is Barred From Leaving

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Pakistani Cinemas Ban Bollywood Films As Indian Conflict Intensifies

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Amid Calls To End 'Honor Killings' In Pakistan, More Women Murdered

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Mukhtar Mai has fought for justice for the past 14 years. Pakistan's Supreme Court has said it will review its own 2011 decision to uphold the acquittal of five of her attackers. Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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Pakistani cyclists ride past a wall image of late Sufi musician Amjad Sabri alongside a street in Karachi on June 27, 2016. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After His Assassination, A Pakistani Artist's Family Keeps His Song Alive

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Slain Pakistani Social Media Star Remembered As Daring Feminist Rebel

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Pakistan Mourns Legendary Humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi

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Young boys wave smoldering tin cans at cars in Kabul, Afghanistan. The smoke from the seeds inside the cans is believed to ward off evil. Zabihullah Tamanna for NPR hide caption

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'He Had A Great Eye For A Story'

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