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Darrin Zammit Lupi

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

Oct 05 2017

Libyans flee by boat amid 'terrible' violence at home

ABOARD SEEFUCHS RESCUE SHIP Just before the sun dipped into the Mediterranean on Saturday, rescuers spotted a tiny wooden boat on the horizon. It turned out to contain five young Libyans fleeing violence and turmoil who were waving their arms for help.

Jul 31 2017

Malta restores forgotten war rooms, hewn into the rocks in WWII

VALLETTA, Malta In a vast network of tunnels carved into the rocks under the Maltese capital Valletta, faded maps of the Mediterranean hint at the place's role in directing key battles in World War Two.

May 05 2017

Libya-based smugglers kill man for baseball hat, rescued migrants say

ABOARD THE PHOENIX Rescuers picked up 560 migrants from unsafe boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy's Coast Guard said, including the body of a young man who the migrants said had been shot by smugglers on the beach for his baseball cap. | Video

Apr 17 2017

Rescue on the Mediterranean: suffering, death and hope

ABOARD THE PHOENIX, OFF THE LIBYAN COAST Reuters photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi has been on the Phoenix, a migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean operated by MOAS, a Malta-based NGO, since April 1. This past weekend, he witnessed some of the most dramatic scenes of his career. Below is the account of his experience.

Jul 01 2016

Witnessing migrants being rescued at sea

ABOARD THE TOPAZ RESPONDER The first reports came in at dawn. A growing number of flimsy rubber dinghies, packed with migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, in difficulty in the Mediterranean Sea.

Oct 15 2014

A rescue at sea

Reuters photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi joined the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) team as the Foundation’s volunteer official photographer on board its vessel Phoenix on its latest mission rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean.

Aug 13 2014

Shooting the supermoon

I had been watching the 1970s TV show “Space 1999” as well as my “Star Wars” DVD set, and it was as if these pictures came right out of the television - exploding stars and planets, supernovas, the moon drifting through clouds of interplanetary cosmic dust and gas in space.

Oct 17 2012

A sense of closure

I attended a brief and very poignant ceremony; the funeral of four Nigerian would-be immigrants who drowned while attempting to reach a better life, crossing to Europe by sea, crossing the central Mediterranean that has become a graveyard.

Feb 17 2012

Watching Libya from Malta

When the Arab Spring got underway late in 2010, few of us imagined it would spread to Libya with any tangible effect. To those of us of my generation here in Malta, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was the bogeyman – he’d always been there lurking not too far from our shores – Libya is less than 350 km to the south of the island, and Gaddafi was a frequent visitor and close friend of the Maltese government in the 70s, my childhood years.

Sep 16 2011

Nurse of the Mediterranean

Ever since the Libyan uprising began last February, the small Mediterranean island of Malta which I call home has been a vital clog in the vast humanitarian machine.

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