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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 31 2018

Traffickers plot to sell Nigerians for sex at Russia's World Cup

ABUJA/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human traffickers are planning to exploit relaxed Russian visa controls for next month's World Cup to sell Nigerian women into sex work, state officials and anti-slavery activists said.

May 16 2018

Rebels with a cause - the women bikers saving lives in Nigeria

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Whenever the all-female Nigerian biker group D'Angels hit the streets, people would stare in amazement at the sight of women on motorbikes. So they made up their minds to use the attention for a good cause.

Apr 17 2018

Unwelcome reunion: helped as children, Burundian adults are now refugees abroad

KIREHE, Rwanda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During Burundi's brutal 12-year civil war, Maggy Barankitse set out to rescue as many children as she could. Through her efforts hundreds survived, and many returned to their communities after the war ended in 2005.

Apr 12 2018

Dancing for dreams, the Nigerian street kids capturing the stars

LAGOS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigerian choreographer Seyi Oluyole found dance rehearsals were a great way to distract the street children in her care from the lack of lunch but star power from Rihanna and supermodel Naomi Campbell has changed their fortunes in the past month.

Mar 28 2018

Tackling the secrecy around killing twins deemed evil in Nigeria

KAIDA VILLAGE, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Aisha Ayuba gave birth to twin girls eight years ago, she decided to give them away rather than allow them to be murdered.

Mar 21 2018

Chibok parents celebrate release of Nigerian schoolgirls as hope for own daughters

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yana Galang was visiting Dapchi in northeast Nigeria to offer condolences to parents whose daughters were kidnapped by Boko Haram when people started to shout with excitement.

Mar 20 2018

'Be patient' Chibok parents tell families of Nigeria's latest kidnap victims

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yakubu Nkeki knows just what to say when he meets the parents of 110 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in the northeastern town of Dapchi last month.

Feb 01 2018

Alarm for Chibok girls as Nigeria targets Boko Haram hideout

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigeria must avoid harming the Chibok girls in its reported bombardment of a forest hideout used by the Boko Haram militants who seized them, parents and activists said on Thursday.

Jan 30 2018

Female leaders fear women being sidelined in Nigeria's 2019 elections

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigerian women risk being sidelined in elections next year, said female leaders, calling for greater training and support in a country where about only one in 20 lawmakers are female.

Jan 24 2018

Nigerian actress seeks to prevent sex trafficking to Italy

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigerian actress Stephanie Linus says celebrities like her can mobilize their fanbase and help stem the flood of women who swap Africa for a better life in Italy only to end up selling sex.

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