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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 11 2017

Campaigner wins legal right to challenge UK to demand 'genderless' passports

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A campaigner was granted permission on Wednesday to take the British government to the high court as part of a 25-year long fight to have UK passports recognize people who don't identify as male or female.

Oct 11 2017

Campaigner wins legal right to challenge UK to demand "genderless" passports

LONDON, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A campaigner was granted permission on Wednesday to take the British government to the high court as part of a 25-year long fight to have UK passports recognise people who don't identify as male or female.

Oct 10 2017

Over 20,000 girls married off illegally each day: report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 20,000 girls around the world are married off illegally each day, with child marriage often deeply rooted in tradition despite being outlawed in a growing number of countries, according to new analysis released on Wednesday.

Oct 09 2017

Campaigner takes UK to court to demand 'genderless' passports

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A campaigner is taking the British government to the high court as part of a 25-year long fight to have UK passports that recognize people who don't identify as male or female.

Oct 09 2017

From Boko Haram to Islamic State, sex slavery and trafficking fund extremism: report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Offering kidnapped women and girls to jihadist fighters as sex slaves or wives helps militant groups lure and retain members, while sex trafficking can bankroll their extremist operations, a UK-based think-tank said on Monday.

Oct 09 2017

More trees help water sanitation, reduce child deaths: study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More trees at water sources improve sanitation and lead to fewer children dying from diarrhea in poor countries, a global study said on Monday.

Oct 04 2017

Top UK women's college welcomes transgender applicants

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A women-only college in Britain's prestigious Cambridge University has changed its admissions policy to accept transgender female students.

Oct 04 2017

More young people identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual: UK data

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More young people across Britain identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) in 2016, in a slight increase from the year before, according to official data released on Wednesday.

Oct 04 2017

Women in developed countries more educated than men, but still earn less: OECD

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in developed countries are now more educated than men, yet they still earn less, are poorly represented in politics, and less likely to join the top ranks in business or become an entrepreneur, a global think-tank said on Wednesday.

Sep 28 2017

Man jailed for trafficking, exploiting workers in UK laundry

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A man who trafficked four Poles into Britain and forced them to work in a laundry before taking their wages has been jailed for 18 months, police said on Thursday.

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