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Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan is a journalist based in Mueang Chiang Rai, Thailand. First and foremost radio journalist, also print.

Rough work history:
2011-2017 Mostly freelance, frequent contributor from Southeast Asia for National Public Radio (NPR) U.S. Covering Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Also contributor to Nikkei Asian Review and others

2003 to 2010 Senior Asia Correspondent, National Public Radio (NPR) based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Covering region with occasional trips to war zones and disaster areas in the Middle East and South Asia

1998-2003 Senior Asia Correspondent, National Public Radio (NPR) based in New Delhi, Islamabad and Kabul.  Main responsibilities covering politics and conflict in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, also reported from Middle East and other areas as assigned

1995-2003 Senior Producer, Foreign Desk, National Public Radio (NPR). Reported and produced stories with reporters from around the globe at various NPR bureaus. Reported and produced stories from over 50 countries. 

1993-1995 Executive Producer, All Things Considered, National Public Radio flagship evening news program based in Washington, D.C. 

1991-1993 London reporter, National Public Radio 

1986-1991 Producer, All Things Considered, National Public Radio flagship evening news program based in Washington, D.C. 

Three Overseas Press Club Awards for work in Bosnia, Haiti and Vietnam
One Robert F. Kennedy Award for work in Bosnia.
Three Peabody Awards (shared) for coverage of Gulf War and War in Afghanistan

 
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In The Philippines, Government Forces Battle ISIS-Linked Militants


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'I Will Lose My Identity': Cambodian Villagers Face Displacement By Mekong Dam


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In Philippine Drug War, Death Toll Rises And So Do Concerns About Tactics


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In Thailand, there are about 200,000 Buddhist monks. None of them are women. The Sangha Supreme Council—Buddhism’s governing body in Thailand—says women cannot be ordained. But as Michael Sullivan reports, a growing number of women are hacking the system--and gaining popularity—among a population fed up with misbehaving male monks.


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