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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

Jun 13 2018

Big Brother facial recognition by police challenged in Britain

LONDON, June 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British man on Wednesday threatened a landmark legal challenge against police in Wales for using automated facial recognition technology that he says violated his privacy.

May 01 2018

UK baby boomers cut back on food, borrow from kids to pay rent

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost half a million baby boomers in Britain are forced to take "drastic measures" to cover their rent, in a sign that people over 50 are finding it increasingly harder to meet housing costs, researchers have found.

Apr 30 2018

U.N. urban chief on mission to reform and make cities better for women

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With cities facing their fastest growth ever, the head of the United Nations' agency for urban development is on a mission - to revitalize the organization and ensure people, particularly women, are central to future planning.

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.

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