Philip Reeves appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Pakistan has a democratically elected government, but the power of the army is growing and so is that of the man who runs it.