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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, Afghanistan, and India.

Reeves has spent two and a 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 covered 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 an 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, including Boris Yeltsin's erratic presidency, the economic rise of India, the rise and fall of Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf, and 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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Peru Locked Down Early. Now It Battles One Of The Worst Coronavirus Outbreaks

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Peru Grapples With The Pandemic Despite An Early And Tough Lockdown

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Brazil's Environmentalists Worry Fire Season Will Worsen Amazon's Deforestation

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'We Can't Stand It Anymore': Bolivian Protesters Demand Quick Elections

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Bolivia Twice Delays Elections, Citing Pandemic

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Coronavirus Around The World: How Countries Are Coping With COVID-19 Surges

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Coronavirus Around The World: Brazil, Israel, Sweden

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Brazilian President Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

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Is Brazil's President Among The Country's People Infected With COVID-19?

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Faces Backlash After Withholding COVID-19 Data

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Brazilians Protest Over The Deaths Of 2 Black Boys, Denounce Racism

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