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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

Jul 17 2017

Ads which perpetuate sexist stereotypes to be banned in Britain

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Advertisements which perpetuate gender stereotypes or mock people for not conforming to such norms could be banned under new rules, Britain's advertising watchdog said on Tuesday.

Jul 17 2017

Turkey's threat over failed coup risks leaving scores stateless: think tank

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scores of Turkish nationals living overseas risk being left stateless after Ankara threatened to strip them of citizenship over alleged links to last year's failed coup, rights campaigners said on Monday.

Jul 13 2017

New MTV dramas in Egypt and India tackle female genital mutilation, sex work

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Jul 11 2017

Contraceptives are "one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations": Melinda Gates

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Contraceptives are "one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations the world has ever known", philanthropist Melinda Gates said on Tuesday, calling for family planning to be made a global priority.

Jul 11 2017

Contraceptives as critical as food, water, shelter in crises: experts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Contraceptives can save lives during crises and should be provided in emergencies the same way as food, water and shelter, aid experts said on Tuesday.

Jul 11 2017

Factbox: Why contraceptive access is key to global development

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global development experts, policymakers and donors gather in London on Tuesday for a family planning summit aimed at ensuring more women and girls around the world are able to shape their own futures.

Jul 11 2017

Contraceptives are "one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations" - Melinda Gates

LONDON, July 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - C ontraceptives are "one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations the world has ever known", philanthropist Melinda Gates said on Tuesday, calling for family planning to be a global priority.

Jun 27 2017

Child marriages will cost poor countries trillions of dollars

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Child marriage will cost developing countries trillions of dollars in the next decade, seriously hampering global efforts to eradicate poverty, the World Bank said on Tuesday.

Jun 27 2017

Factbox: The hidden economic costs of child marriage

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Child marriage will cost developing countries trillions of dollars by 2030, seriously hampering global efforts to eradicate poverty, the World Bank said on Tuesday.

Jun 23 2017

Shoe brands urged to tackle forced labor at tanneries and ranches

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leading shoe and designer clothing labels including Nike and Puma have made progress in tackling forced labor in their leather supply chains but could do more to address the issue at tanneries and ranches providing hides, according to a study.

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