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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 22 2017

One of China's richest women hopes to keep driving culture of philanthropy

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After starting work in a hotel kitchen, Zhai Meiqin began selling furniture and built a billion-dollar conglomerate but she took great pride on Thursday for being recognized for driving a new phenomenon in China - philanthropy.

Jun 21 2017

Trust the news? Most people don't, social media even more suspect - study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most people don't trust the mainstream media and are even more suspicious of social media, a survey revealed on Thursday, though it said social networks were vital for under-reported stories such as LGBT and migrant issues.

May 24 2017

'Most wanted' Yazidi urges others to help keep focus on her people's plight

OSLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Iraqi parliamentarian and Yazidi activist known as Islamic State's "most wanted woman" wants other Yazidis to step onto the global stage to keep the plight of her people in the spotlight.

May 24 2017

Adidas' slavery buster hopes technology can give workers a voice

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Adidas executive Aditi Wanchoo is on a mission - to wipe out any slavery in the German sportswear company's supply chain, and she hopes giving workers the technology to speak out will help.

Apr 25 2017

Sex and labor trafficking survivors call for funding and jobs, not pity

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After escaping sexual slavery, forced labor and domestic servitude, survivors of human trafficking called on Tuesday for jobs and funding, not pity, to help them rebuild their lives.

Apr 25 2017

Transgender sex trafficking survivor hopes her story will help others

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a homeless transgender woman, Dessai Scott felt she had nowhere to turn when her boyfriend started to sell her for sex, but she hopes going public about her ordeal can help other trafficking victims.

Mar 12 2017

From adventurers to inventors, Saudi women unite to inspire new generation

RIYADH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Saudi women from adventurers to inventors hope a unique conference in Riyadh on Saturday will highlight their changing roles and inspire younger women to push for new opportunities in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Mar 07 2017

Saudi women join forces to champion the changing role of women

RIYADH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Saudi Arabia, a group of women are preparing an unusual event to mark International Women's Day - a campaign to highlight the changing role and economic potential of women in the deeply conservative Islamic kingdom.

Mar 07 2017

Exclusive: The biggest challenge facing women? Work, say men and women globally

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world would be a better place for women if they had access to more and better quality jobs, according to a street survey of women and men in 10 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

Feb 12 2017

Who's the boss? We are, say India's women farmers battling superstition, patriarchy

MAYAPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Hira Kanjarya, a 17 hour day is the norm as she gets up before dawn to cook for her five children, do the washing, milk her two buffalos, and also run the family's cotton farm.


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