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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

Apr 18 2018

London's skyline soars with more than 500 skyscrapers in pipeline

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of high-rise buildings being planned or built in London has risen above 500 for the first time as a trend to build skyscrapers in the British capital spreads into the suburbs, research showed on Wednesday.

Apr 12 2018

Energy access for all needed for 'true democracy' in India

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian street vendor taught Harish Hande his most important financial lesson and sent him on a mission to create affordable energy solutions that work for the poorest people in the world's largest democracy.

Apr 12 2018

Blockchain key tool for driving social impact - report

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two thirds of companies and organizations using blockchain to drive social impact say the technology is an improvement over other methods used to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges, a report published on Thursday showed.

Apr 11 2018

What happens when architects join doctors to solve global health problems?

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Rwanda, a team of young architects join doctors and nurses to design a solution to help reduce the spread of tuberculosis, while in the United States a communications expert works with a charity supporting drug users.

Mar 20 2018

Technology holds promise, but no silver bullet for land rights: World Bank

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New technology has unleashed a wave of opportunities to secure formal land rights for hundreds of millions of people, but it is not a solve-all solution in countries with weak institutions, said a senior World Bank economist.

Mar 01 2018

Misinterpreting Islamic law robs Muslim women of land: experts

DUBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The misinterpretation of Islamic law and a lack of knowledge about inheritance rights are major hurdles in improving women's access to land in Muslim countries, experts said.

Feb 27 2018

Syria faces 2 million lawsuits over lost and damaged property: experts

DUBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Syrians are likely to file more than 2 million lawsuits seeking restitution for lost and damaged property, experts said on Tuesday, emphasizing the need to work on a solution even while the civil war is ongoing.

Feb 16 2018

Unilever lays bare palm oil supply chain in rare industry move

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Consumer goods giant Unilever said on Friday it had laid bare its entire palm oil supply chain, including all the suppliers and mills it sources from, to boost transparency in a rare industry move.

Feb 02 2018

Scottish community group gets green light to buy island

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scotland has given the green light to a community charity to buy a small island famed for links to Scottish missionary David Livingstone and English children's author Beatrix Potter amid a drive to broaden land ownership.

Jan 15 2018

Gay and intersex asylum seekers find place to call home in Britain

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sami, an intersex asylum seeker in Britain, used to be gripped with fear at bedtime.


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