Philip Reeves

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How To Make New Friends In Rio: 'Go And Sit On The Little Wall'

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

When new to a big, international city, what's the best way to meet people? In Rio de Janeiro, it involves sitting on a low-slung wall.


If Only For New Year's Eve, Brazilians Wave Bad Luck Goodbye

Sunday, January 01, 2017

New Year's at Rio's Copacabana beach is billed as the world's biggest open-air party. Revelers wear white, and at the stroke of midnight, walk into the ocean and jump over seven waves for good luck.


With 2016 About To End, Brazilians Look Forward To A Better Year

Friday, December 30, 2016

Brazil ends 2016 reeling from a massive corruption scandal and the impeachment of its president. We consider the shaky footing on which the interim president seeks to lead the country into 2017.


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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Over the nearly thousand mile journey down the middle of Pakistan, we've been meeting NPR's Philip Reeves' fellow travelers, and learning about their hopes and fears at this stage in history.


For Trump, Pakistan And Afghanistan Pose Challenges Without Easy Solutions

Friday, November 11, 2016

He mostly ignored this region on the campaign trail, but the president-elect will find much to worry about. War, terrorism, corruption, tensions between nuclear-armed neighbors — it's all there.


In Pakistan, Illegal Kidney Trade Flourishes As Victims Await Justice

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Sophisticated criminals prey on the poor, luring them with false promises of lucrative jobs before depriving them of their organs. The "kidney mafias" benefit from powerful political connections.


Despite Police Blockades, Pakistani Opposition Plans Major Protest

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Barricades are up and Pakistan's capital Islamabad is in lockdown as opposition leader and former cricket star Imran Khan and the government face off again.


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

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The green-eyed Afghan girl, famous from the photo taken by Steve McCurry for National Geographic, has been arrested in Pakistan for having a fake ID card. She's been living as a refugee in Pakistan.


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

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

More than 60 people were killed and over 100 injured in an attack on a police academy in the Pakistani city of Quetta.


Dozens Dead After Gunmen Storm Pakistani Police Training Center

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The assault occurred on a police training academy in the Pakistani city of Quetta, near the border with Afghanistan. Blame is leveled at an Islamist Sunni group with links to al-Qaida.


Pakistan Delays 2010 Death Row Blasphemy Appeal

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pakistan's Supreme Court has delayed hearing the blasphemy case of a woman sentenced to death in 2010 for insulting the prophet Muhammad. Liberal activists are calling for her release.


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

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A respected Pakistani journalist is forbidden from traveling outside the country as punishment for writing a story about tensions between the military and the elected government.


Pakistani Cinemas Ban Bollywood Films As Indian Conflict Intensifies

Monday, October 10, 2016

The flare-up in the Indian-Pakistan conflict is spilling over into the world of entertainment. Pakistan's cinema owners are refusing to screen Bollywood movies, despite their huge popularity.


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

Monday, August 01, 2016

The government says new laws could be passed within weeks. Will they work? The celebrity murdered by her brother last month was from a traditional farming community where there's deep skepticism.


In Pakistan's Heartland, A 'Perfect Storm Of Obstacles' To Protecting Women

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A high-profile honor killing has led to calls for stronger laws. But a gang-rape victim who's spent 14 years fighting for justice says laws are undercut by ages-old feudal traditions against women.


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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The famed qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was shot down last month in Karachi, Pakistan, apparently by the Taliban. The vocalist's family is pledging to keep his home a refuge of, and for, music.


Slain Pakistani Social Media Star Remembered As Daring Feminist Rebel

Monday, July 18, 2016

A group of women held a vigil in Islamabad Monday to protest the murder of Qandeel Baloch by her brother in a so-called "honor killing." Baloch was famous for her social media postings.


Pakistan Mourns Legendary Humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi

Monday, July 11, 2016

Thousands attended a state funeral on Saturday for Edhi, who created a huge network of social services to help those whom the government failed, including orphans, abused women, the old and destitute.


'He Had A Great Eye For A Story'

Monday, June 06, 2016

NPR's Philip Reeves remembers Zabihullah Tamanna, a brave Afghan journalist who brought compassion to his work. Tamanna was killed along with NPR photojournalist David Gilkey in Afghanistan on Sunday.


Why Afghanistan Is Once Again On The Brink

Thursday, May 05, 2016

With a shaky government at the helm, Afghanistan confronts a tanking economy, a widening war with the Taliban, rampant corruption and the departure of thousands seeking a better life abroad.