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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

Oct 16 2017

UK courts get tough on homophobic and transphobic crime

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British courts are passing increasingly harsh sentences for attacks on gay or transgender people amid a wider crackdown on hate crimes, which have a "corrosive effect" on society, the country's top prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Oct 13 2017

Vietnamese child trafficking victims in UK vanish from care: charities

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vietnamese children rescued from traffickers in Britain are vanishing from local authority care, with many feared at risk of re-enslavement by criminals, charities said on Friday.

Oct 11 2017

Discriminatory laws cost Middle East and North Africa billions of dollars: OECD

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in the Middle East and North Africa are better educated than ever before, but legal and social barriers are hampering their access to jobs and careers, costing the region billions of dollars a year, experts said on Wednesday.

Oct 09 2017

Is your manicurist a slave? UK anti-slavery drive helps public spot signs

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - If your nail treatment is too cheap to be true, your manicurist may be a slave. That's the message behind a new campaign to help root out slavery in Britain's nail bars.

Oct 03 2017

Major companies fail to disclose slavery risks, say UK experts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of the world's top brands including confectioners, jewelers and cosmetics giants are failing to disclose slavery and trafficking risks in their operations and supply chains, British anti-slavery experts said on Wednesday.

Oct 03 2017

Factbox: New war on cholera aims to consign killer disease to history books

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The World Health Organization and other agencies will launch an ambitious plan on Wednesday to slash cholera deaths by 90 percent by 2030 and eventually consign the disease to the history books.

Sep 27 2017

Charity seeks footballers to tackle Vietnamese slave trade

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An anti-slavery charity is looking for Premier League footballers to front a campaign to prevent human trafficking, which it says is destroying Vietnam's future.

Sep 20 2017

UK anti-slavery hotline identifies 4,000 potential victims in first year

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British anti-slavery helpline has received 3,000 calls since its launch last year and identified 4,000 potential victims of trafficking, forced labor, domestic servitude and sexual slavery.

Sep 14 2017

Powerful photos of acid attack survivors spotlight vicious crime

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The young Cambodian woman strikes a confident pose as she stares defiantly at the camera. Her pink T-shirt states "I am not perfect but I am limited edition". Her face is badly disfigured by acid burns.

Sep 12 2017

British family who enslaved 18 men get jail terms totaling 80 years

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nine members of a British family who enslaved vulnerable adults while enjoying a lavish lifestyle have been sentenced to a total of almost 80 years in prison followed one of the largest investigations of its kind in the country.

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