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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

Sep 24 2017

In Canada, climate change could open new farmland to the plow

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As global warming intensifies droughts and floods, causing crop failures in many parts of the world, Canada may see something different: a farming expansion.

Sep 21 2017

Iraqis track abandoned homes with digital tools

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In camps across northern Iraq, people forced from their homes by Islamic State militants are using their phones to track what is happening to their properties, according to researchers who say returning home is crucial for building a safe future in the war-torn nation.

Sep 12 2017

Amazonian locals key to saving "lungs of the planet" says study

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Locals are more effective than governments in protecting the world's largest rainforest, a study said on Tuesday, amid efforts to crackdown on soaring illegal deforestation.

Sep 12 2017

Directing allows Angelina Jolie to 'champion other people'

TORONTO Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie says she never intended to step behind the camera, but traveling around the world for the United Nations opened her eyes to the conflicts that have inspired many of her most recent films. | Video

Sep 12 2017

Homeowners' help needed to avert future flood crises, experts say

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cities should use subsidies and taxes to get homeowners to protect themselves from climate change, experts said, as millions have been displaced by massive storms across swathes of Florida and the Caribbean and rains in India.

Sep 11 2017

Eric Clapton says 'not easy' watching his own documentary

TORONTO A documentary about the life of renowned guitarist Eric Clapton does not attempt to whitewash over the darker side of the hard-drinking musician's life, even though it is directed by his longtime friend, filmmaker Lili Fini Zanuck said Monday.

Sep 07 2017

Claims that climate change fueled Syria's civil war questioned in new study

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change was not a major factor in Syria's long-running civil war, contrary to previous claims that drought helped build tensions that grew violent, a study said on Thursday.

Sep 06 2017

Lacking land rights, historic black communities in Canada seek change

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of people in Canada's historic black communities do not formally own the land where they have lived for generations, officials and lawyers say, in what critics call a case of long-running discrimination and economic exclusion.

Aug 31 2017

Digital property rights debate heats up in NAFTA renegotiation

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Canada, the United States and Mexico renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), digital property rights provisions should be amended to reflect changes in technology, said legal experts and trade groups with opposing views on what to include in the shift.

Aug 30 2017

Climate change, refugees worsen Jordan's water woes: scientists

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hot, dry Jordan faces severe water shortages due to climate change and a refugee influx from neighboring Syria, Stanford University scientists said in a study published on Wednesday.

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