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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 22 2018

Thai protest leaders surrender as pro-democracy march disperses

BANGKOK Eight Thai pro-democracy protest leaders surrendered to police on Tuesday after police blocked a march held on the anniversary of a 2014 coup in their demand for early elections.

May 21 2018

Thai police declare no-go zones for anti-junta march

BANGKOK Thai police declared Bangkok's Government House and surrounding streets a no-go zone for Tuesday's planned opposition march marking four years since a May 22, 2014, coup, warning protesters not to defy a junta ban on public gatherings.

May 02 2018

Hundreds gather near U.N. headquarters in Bangkok to protest against Thai military govt.

BANGKOK Hundreds gathered outside the United Nations' regional headquarters in Bangkok and two other locations on Wednesday to urge Thailand's military government to end what they say is the intimidation of community activists by authorities.

Mar 15 2018

Thai auto heir launches new party, promises to heal political rift

BANGKOK A scion of Thailand's biggest autoparts group launched a political party in Bangkok on Thursday as an alternative to established parties, promising to bridge a festering political divide.

Mar 15 2018

Thai auto heir launches new party, promises to heal political rift

BANGKOK, March 15 A scion of Thailand's biggest auto parts group launched a new political party in Bangkok on Thursday as an alternative to established parties, promising to bridge a festering political divide in the country.

Mar 02 2018

Thailand's election commission opens registration for new parties

BANGKOK Registration for new political parties in Thailand began on Friday with the Election Commission (EC) noting that 34 groups turned up to register, the first sign of political activity being officially allowed in the country since a 2014 coup.

Feb 21 2018

Thai junta says 'not concerned' about ousted PM Thaksin's Asia tour

BANGKOK Thailand is not concerned about the movement of fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, also an ousted former leader, after recent visits by the pair to several Asian cities and meetings with members of their party.

Feb 09 2018

Thai groups consider new political parties ahead of November vote

BANGKOK Representatives of 114 political groups met Thailand's election panel on Friday, in one of the first signs the country is readying for a general election the junta has promised to hold in November, with many pledging support for the ruling military.

Jan 25 2018

Thai vote faces delay after lawmakers amend election law

BANGKOK A general election in Thailand scheduled to take place this year will be delayed possibly until early 2019, the country's deputy prime minister said, after military-appointed lawmakers voted to change an election law on Thursday.

Jan 09 2018

Rights group criticizes Thai PM's cardboard cutout gesture

BANGKOK Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, known for his temperamental outbursts, has adopted a unique tactic to avoid tricky questions from reporters -- leave a cardboard cutout of himself for reporters to quiz. | Video

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