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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 21 2017

UK pharmacy under fire for 'sexist surcharge' on contraceptive

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Top British pharmacy Boots has come under fire for refusing to cut the cost of 'morning after' emergency contraceptive pills, saying they might be "misused or overused".

Jul 20 2017

Sex robots: perverted or practical in fight against sex trafficking?

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the hilly outskirts of sunny Barcelona, Spanish scientist Sergi Santos looks proudly over what appears to be five busty women in tiny shorts and tank tops perched around his living room.

Jul 20 2017

Sex robots: perverted or practical in fight against sex trafficking?

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the hilly outskirts of sunny Barcelona, Spanish scientist Sergi Santos looks proudly over what appears to be five busty women in tiny shorts and tank tops perched around his living room.

Jul 13 2017

Man jailed for trying to smuggle 22 Afghans, including children, into UK

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British court on Thursday jailed a man for hiding 22 Afghans, including five children, inside a truck and trying to smuggle them into the UK from The Netherlands, the interior ministry said.

Jul 12 2017

Over half of migrants uprooted from West and Central Africa are children: U.N

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 7 million children in West and Central Africa are on the move because of violence, poverty and climate change, accounting for over half of all migrants in the region, the United Nations children's agency said on Wednesday.

Jul 11 2017

EU naval force 'Sophia' fails to stop migrant smuggling: report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Union's Mediterranean naval force has failed to stop migrants from making the perilous sea journey to Europe and should not continue operating in its current form, British lawmakers said on Wednesday.

Jul 09 2017

How to tackle loneliness among refugees in Britain? Match them with friends

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Sudanese refugee Abu Haron first arrived in England in 2010, after clinging to the underside of a schoolbus from Calais in northern France, the teenager found himself at a police station surrounded by people speaking a strange language.

Jul 06 2017

Popular UK dating TV show to feature LGBT contestants for first time

LONDON, July 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A popular dating show on British television will for the first time include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) contestants, more than 30 years after it was first broadcast.

Jun 30 2017

FACTBOX-State of same-sex marriage around the world

LONDON, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Germany has voted on Friday to legalise same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel did an about-face that freed members of her ruling conservative bloc to follow their personal conscience rather than the party line.

Jun 30 2017

Hollywood sexism 'like dealing with racism', says Game of Thrones star

LONDON, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sexism is so prevalent across Hollywood it is "like dealing with racism", according to "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke who plays the popular television character Daenerys Targaryen.

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