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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

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.

Oct 24 2017

Bollywood and Nollywood sexual predators shielded by victims' silence

MUMBAI/ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two major Bollywood rape-revenge dramas released in 2017 had beefy heroes take on men or gangs who had sexually assaulted their wives or daughters. But off-screen, predators in the world's most prolific film industry are protected by victims' silence.

Oct 19 2017

Hopes that new Nigeria DNA lab will embolden rape victims

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The launch of Nigeria's first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said.

Sep 28 2017

Diaries offer hope to family of Chibok bride in captivity

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Listening to her young daughter read aloud from a bright yellow diary in their home in Nigeria, Rebecca Samuel struggled to hold back tears. But these were tears of joy, rather than sorrow.

Sep 28 2017

Diaries offer hope to family of Chibok bride in captivity

ABUJA, Sept 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Listening to her young daughter read aloud from a bright yellow diary in their home in Nigeria, Rebecca Samuel struggled to hold back tears. But these were tears of joy, rather than sorrow.

Sep 18 2017

Chibok mediator wins UN prize for educating victims of Nigeria's Boko Haram

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Nigerian lawyer who helped to secure the release of dozens of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 was on Monday announced the winner of a U.N. prize for providing an education to children uprooted by violence in northeast Nigeria.

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