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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

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.

Jan 18 2018

Chibok girls changed by shame, Stockholm syndrome - experts

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Connections formed by years of captivity and shame at marrying militants might explain why some Chibok girls have chosen not to return home from their Boko Haram ordeal, experts say.

Dec 05 2017

Seeking whistleblowers and battling black magic, Nigeria ramps up anti-trafficking crusade

ABUJA/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - By rewarding whistleblowers, boosting prosecutions and challenging beliefs in black magic, Nigeria is ramping up its crusade against human trafficking, backed by millions of pounds of British aid, anti-slavery and government officials said.

Nov 17 2017

Nigerian charity steps in to help sick Chibok girls

CHIBOK, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of injured and sick Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram will be supported by a Nigerian charity to get the treatment they need, after the girls' parents said the government had failed to help them to pay their medical bills.

Nov 10 2017

Nigeria's sick Chibok girls struggle with school in dispute over medical bills

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the past three weeks, Kolo Adamu has slept on the floor beside her daughter Naomi's hospital bed in northeast Nigeria, unable to afford the surgery she needs for a kidney condition.

Nov 08 2017

Death at sea no deterrent to Europe-bound Nigerians: activists

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of 26 Nigerian women and girls on migrant boats in the Mediterranean Sea will not deter others from attempting the same perilous journey for a new life in Europe, activists say.

Oct 27 2017

Leprosy neglected in Nigeria as health spotlight turns away

UZUAKOLI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After six years of visiting hospitals and traditional healers across Nigeria, 23-year-old Chidinma Mmadubuike finally discovered last year that the baffling sores and lesions dotted across her body were symptoms of leprosy.

Oct 24 2017

When Women Rule: Nigerian lawmaker fears violence is scaring women away from politics

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first daughter of a pilot from Abia State in southeast Nigeria, Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje never faced disadvantages for being a woman until she entered politics 10 years ago.


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