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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

Thailand is new dumping ground for world's high-tech trash, police say

BANGKOK Thailand is a new dumping ground for scrap electronics from around the world, say police and environmentalists, the latest country to feel the impact of China's crackdown on imports of high-tech trash. | Video

May 15 2018

AirAsia CEO says talks about opening Myanmar airline 'have stopped'

BANGKOK Talks between AirAsia Group Bhd and a partner to open an airline in Myanmar have stopped, the group's chief executive told reporters on Tuesday.

May 08 2018

Sale of newspaper in Cambodia 'disaster' for media freedom: rights group

BANGKOK The purchase of the Phnom Penh Post by a Malaysian whose public relations firm lists Cambodia's long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen as a client is a "disaster" for media freedom ahead of a general election, an international rights group said on Monday.

May 07 2018

Sale of newspaper in Cambodia 'disaster' for media freedom - rights group

BANGKOK, May 7 The purchase of The Phnom Penh Post by a Malaysian whose public relations firm lists Cambodia's long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen as a client is a "disaster" for media freedom ahead of a general election, an international rights group said on Monday.

Apr 12 2018

Venerating the past, traditional costume fever grips Thailand

BANGKOK Business is booming for Siri Seatea's traditional dress shop in Bangkok. | Video

Apr 12 2018

Venerating the past, traditional costume fever grips Thailand

BANGKOK Business is booming for Siri Seatea's traditional dress shop in Bangkok. | Video

Apr 06 2018

Southeast Asia's idyllic islands buckle under tourism strain

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK The six-month closure of the Philippine tourism island of Boracay for a revamp after the country's president branded it a "cesspool" reflects the growing pressures on beach resorts across Southeast Asia as visitor numbers surge.

Apr 01 2018

Thai editor faces charges over picture of kings wearing masks

BANGKOK A Thai editor faces possible criminal charges for sharing a student's "disrespectful" picture of historic kings wearing face masks to highlight air pollution in the northern city of Chiang Mai.

Mar 21 2018

Asia a key battleground in fight against killer air pollution: U.N.

BANGKOK Asia is a critical battlefield in the global fight to rein in air pollution, registering about 5 million premature deaths each year, delegates at a United Nations conference said on Wednesday, as urged tougher enforcement of curbs.

Mar 06 2018

Politics back in fashion in Thailand despite poll delays

Baan Saladin, Thailand Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha rowed a boat across a pond dotted with lotus leaves, planted some rice stalks in a field and turned to villagers who had come to meet him in Baan Saladin village in central Thailand.

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