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Magdalena Mis

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

Jun 21 2017

Factbox: Ageing Europe could benefit from refugees and migrants - U.N.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Refugees and migrants could help Europe support its ageing population and ease the heavy burden on health and social care systems, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Jun 21 2017

EU falls short in fighting Asian human traffickers: audit

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Union is a magnet for human traffickers from Asia and must run better programs in the region if it is to combat the global trade in people, according to a report by the European Court of Auditors.

Jun 07 2017

Facebook launches disaster maps to help aid workers save lives

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Facebook on Wednesday launched disaster maps - an initiative aimed at helping humanitarian organizations save lives in emergencies.

Jun 07 2017

Video games deliver hope to Syrian refugees: research

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Computer games such as Minecraft teach Syrian children new language and coding skills and boost morale in refugee camps, according to new research.

Jun 01 2017

Supermarkets put on notice to cut waste or lose custom

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Supermarkets will lose customers and risk going out of business unless they take radical steps to eliminate food waste from their operations, a food expert said on Thursday.

Apr 26 2017

Organ trafficking 'booming' in Lebanon as desperate Syrians sell kidneys, eyes: BBC

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Trade in illegal organs is a booming business in Lebanon as desperate Syrian refugees resort to selling body parts to support themselves and their families, according to an investigation by the BBC.

Apr 20 2017

Militants exploit growing competition for water, land - study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change threatens to increase instability around the world as jihadist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram exploit a scarcity of water, food and land to control populations and boost recruitment, a Berlin-based thinktank said on Thursday.

Apr 18 2017

Battling old habits, the mayor of Warsaw launches climate revolution

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the mayor of Warsaw, introduced bus lanes on one of the city's main arteries to cut travel times by public transport and to encourage more people to use it, not everybody in the Polish capital was impressed.

Apr 06 2017

From waste to energy: Danish plant flexes the power of wastewater

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since a Danish wastewater plant produced more energy than it needed last year becoming a "green power station", engineers from Serbia to China have been lining up to learn how it has managed to turn wastewater into a valuable energy source.

Mar 29 2017

Lack of clean water poses extra threat to millions facing famine: U.N.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 27 million people in countries facing famine - Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - do not have access to safe water, which can be as deadly to severely malnourished children as a lack of food, the U.N. children's agency said on Wednesday.

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