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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 11 2017

Red Cross chief urges Myanmar to allow more access to conflict areas

YANGON The International Committee of the Red Cross has asked Myanmar to let aid workers get access to people caught up in conflicts that have displaced tens of thousands despite a transition that brought Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to power.

May 02 2017

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to skip Washington summit of Southeast Asia foreign ministers

YANGON Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has declined an invitation to meet U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington this week alongside top diplomats from Southeast Asia, citing other commitments, Myanmar officials said on Tuesday.

Apr 27 2017

Exclusive: U.N. criticizes Myanmar plan to resettle Rohingya in 'camp-like' villages

YANGON The United Nations' refugee agency has criticized a Myanmar government plan to resettle Rohingya Muslims displaced by recent violence in "camp-like" villages, saying it risks stoking tensions, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Apr 25 2017

Special Report: How a two-week army crackdown reignited Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

By Antoni Slodkowski, Wa Lone, Simon Lewis and Krishna N. Das | Video

Apr 02 2017

Suu Kyi's party wins nearly half of Myanmar by-elections

YANGON Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party won nearly half of the seats contested in by-elections on Sunday, the first vote since it swept to power a year ago and an early indication of support for her administration amid increased fighting with ethnic armed groups and slower economic growth. | Video

Apr 01 2017

Myanmar goes to polls for by-elections, in first vote since Suu Kyi swept to power

YANGON Myanmar goes to the polls on Saturday for the first time since Aung San Suu Kyi's party swept to power a year ago, in an early indication of views on her leadership amid increased fighting with armed ethnic groups and slower economic growth.

Mar 29 2017

A year on, regal Suu Kyi struggles to move Myanmar on from conflict

YANGON/NAYPYITAW At the beginning of this year, Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi sat down with one of her advisers to go through priorities for the coming months. She began with an apology for the slow pace of economic reform. | Video

Mar 16 2017

Exclusive: Children among hundreds of Rohingya detained in Myanmar crackdown

SITTWE, Myanmar/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Children as young as 10 years old are among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims detained on charges of consorting with insurgents, according to a police document seen by Reuters that sheds new light on Myanmar's security campaign in the country's northwest.

Mar 16 2017

Myanmar must work to close Rohingya camps, says Kofi Annan panel

YANGON Myanmar should immediately start letting Rohingya Muslims return home and ultimately close rundown camps for the displaced in its western Rakhine state, a panel led by former U.N. chief Kofi Annan said on Thursday.

Mar 15 2017

With a stroke of red pen, Myanmar's Rohingya fear losing right to return

SITTWE, Myanmar Since security forces swept into their villages in northwestern Myanmar late last year, around 75,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the nearby border to Bangladesh. Many now fear that the authorities in Myanmar could make their displacement permanent.

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