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

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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As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future

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80 Prisoners Still At Large In Brazil After Jail Riot

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Tropicalia Music Still Speaks To Young Marginalized Urban Brazilians

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Climate Change Challenges Chile's Vineyards

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Search For Missing Argentinean Submarine And Crew Continues

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Why Brazil's Freewheeling Image Doesn't Match Reality

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Search For Missing Argentine Sub Hampered By Bad Weather

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Former Argentine President Denies Bombing Cover-Up Allegations

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Argentina's Disappeared Activist Stokes Memories Of The Dirty War

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5 Argentines Among Those Killed In New York City Attack

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5 Argentines Killed In NYC Terrorist Attack

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Judge Behind Brazil's Operation 'Car Wash' Cleans Up Corruption

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The Public Therapists Of Sao Paulo

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Violence In Brazil Escalates, Army Is Deployed To Neighborhoods

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