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Philip Reeves

Philip Reeves

International Correspondent, South America

Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's 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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Brazil's President Bolsonaro Just Made It A Lot Easier For Brazilians To Have Guns

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Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's New President, Takes Office

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Brazil Prepares To Swear-In President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro

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On New Year's Day, Jair Bolsonaro will be sworn in as president of Brazil. He's an admirer of Donald Trump, and his rise to power has created — and reflected — deep divisions among Brazilians. Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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Jair Bolsonaro, A Polarizing Figure, Prepares To Become Brazil's President

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Brazil's Deep Divisions Are Symbolized By Musician's Murder

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Under Bolsonaro, Same-Sex Couples In Brazil Fear They'll Lose The Right To Marry

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G-20 Summit Set To Begin As Argentina Struggles To Deal With Its Economic Woes

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A River Plate fan sits on an empty stand at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires, after the all-Argentine Copa Libertadores second leg final match against Boca Juniors was postponed on Sunday for the second time following an attack on the Boca team bus by River fans. Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil Elects Far-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro As Next President

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Preliminary Results: Far-Right Candidate Wins Brazil's Presidential Runoff

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Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro Leads As Brazilians Vote

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