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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

May 26 2017

Female-only 'Wonder Woman' screenings set off online complaints

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plans by a Texas theater to host women-only screenings of the action movie "Wonder Woman" unleashed an outpouring of complaints on social media of discrimination and sexism on Friday.

May 26 2017

Thai and U.S. nationals charged in major sex-trafficking ring

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. authorities have charged 21 people in connection with a multi-million dollar prostitution racket in which hundreds of Thai women were forced into sexual slavery in major U.S. cities.

May 25 2017

Actors join campaign to protect world's uncontacted tribes

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Actors Gillian Anderson and Mark Rylance on Thursday threw their celebrity clout behind a drive to help protect tribes with no contact to the outside world from logging prospectors eyeing their land.

May 25 2017

Who welcomes most refugees? Most mistakenly think it's the West: survey

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People surveyed on five continents mistakenly think wealthy Western countries are welcoming most refugees as the world grapples with its worst migration crisis in decades, a survey showed on Thursday.

May 25 2017

World Bank says nations ill-prepared to battle pandemic diseases

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most of the world is failing to invest enough money to prevent the potential global spread of disease that could kill millions of people and cripple economies, the World Bank said on Thursday.

May 23 2017

US drug laws aimed at pregnant women stop them seeking healthcare: Amnesty

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. state laws used to prosecute pregnant women who take drugs are stopping them seeking help from health services and are a violation of their rights, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

May 17 2017

Mother sues Backpage.com over slain daughter she says was sold for sex

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The mother of a murdered U.S. teenager filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Backpage.com, claiming her daughter was killed because she had been sold for sex on the huge classified advertising website.

May 17 2017

In first, U.S. man sentenced for transgender hate crime

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A gang member was sentenced to 49 years in prison on Monday for the murder of a transgender teen, in the first ever transgender hate crime prosecution in the United States.

May 15 2017

In first, U.S. man to be sentenced for transgender hate crime

NEW YORK, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A gang member is due in court on Monday to be sentenced under hate crime charges for the murder of a transgender teen, in the first ever transgender hate crime prosecution in the United States.

May 11 2017

Sex trafficking, child marriages linked, study of Mexico finds

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls being trafficked for sex in northern Mexico often have been forced into exploitation as under-age child brides by their husbands, a study showed on Thursday.

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