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Beh Lih Yi

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

Mar 07 2018

Boys more likely than girls to suffer worst online sex abuse: study

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Boys are more likely than girls to suffer the worst forms of online sexual exploitation, according to a report by Interpol and an advocacy organization that highlights the largely unreported trend.

Mar 06 2018

Now showing: Indonesia hopes new film will fight human trafficking

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesian officials say they hope that a new film starring human trafficking victims will reach rural areas to raise awareness about the risks of signing on to work abroad.

Mar 01 2018

Australia moves to curb trafficking in overseas orphanages

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Australia on Thursday launched a campaign to stop "orphanage tourism", which advocacy groups say has been used to exploit and traffic children in some of the world's poorest countries.

Feb 27 2018

From tea to takeaways, has SE Asia lost its appetite for business that does good?

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Malaysian entrepreneur Majidah Hashim quit her corporate job and set up a business two years ago helping people with autism make handcrafted teas with local herbs and flowers, the government stepped in to assist.

Feb 22 2018

Muslim designer's 'pride hijab' to spread message of love at gay Mardi Gras

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Muslim designer who created a rainbow "pride hijab" hopes it will become a symbol of inclusivity and spur more gay and transgender people to embrace their identity ahead of Australia's 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Feb 15 2018

Hong Kong gay pop star says Malaysia show dropped over LGBT support

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Hong Kong pop star said on Thursday she had been denied permission to perform in Malaysia because she campaigns for gay rights, amid criticism from activists of rising intolerance toward the LGBT community in the Muslim-majority nation.

Feb 12 2018

Death of maid treated 'like a dog' casts spotlight on migrant abuse in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indonesian maid forced to sleep outside next to a dog has died after suspected abuse by her employer in Malaysia, sparking calls from activists to end poor treatment of migrant workers.

Feb 02 2018

Mobile app mapping free condoms set up to help fight HIV in Philippines

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Inspired by the mobile game Pokemon Go, campaigners in the Philippines are using a smartphone app to send users to locations with condom dispensers in a bid to promote safe sex and break stigma to fight a worsening HIV epidemic.

Jan 30 2018

Hong Kong set to jail 'dishonest' maid recruiters in slavery fight

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unscrupulous recruiters of domestic helpers in Hong Kong could soon be jailed under proposed reforms aimed at fighting modern slavery, but campaigners warned the changes would be futile unless properly enforced.

Jan 24 2018

PepsiCo cuts ties with palm oil supplier over labor abuse claims

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has suspended procurement from a palm oil supplier over claims of labor abuses on its Indonesian plantations, a move hailed by campaigners on Wednesday.


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