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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

Mar 16 2018

Suharto's youngest son in new push to get into Indonesian politics

JAKARTA The youngest son of former Indonesian president Suharto, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, is making a new push to launch a career in politics at the helm of a party that believes it can cash in on his late father's legacy.

Mar 08 2018

Indonesia confident on Asian Games preparations, traffic concerns remain

JAKARTA Indonesia is confident over its readiness to host this year's Asian Games, though ensuring athletes and fans can get to venues through Jakarta's traffic-clogged streets remains a challenge, the head of the country's organizing committee said.

Feb 19 2018

Indonesia expects to have more than 5 unicorns by 2019: minister

JAKARTA Indonesia is likely to have more than five startups worth at least $1 billion each by 2019, with healthcare and education the most promising sectors to spawn new unicorns in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, the communications minister told Reuters.

Feb 19 2018

New Indonesia web system blocks more than 70,000 'negative' sites

JAKARTA Indonesia has blocked more than 70,000 websites displaying "negative" content such as pornography or extremist ideology in the first month of using a new system to help purge the internet of harmful material, the communications minister told Reuters.

Feb 03 2018

BBC journalist ordered to leave Indonesia's Papua over tweets

JAKARTA A BBC journalist on a reporting trip to cover a health and malnutrition crisis in Indonesia's easternmost area of Papua was forced to leave the province after the country's military said tweets she sent on her trip had "hurt soldiers' feelings".

Dec 12 2017

Uber picks new head for Indonesia business

JAKARTA Uber Technologies Inc unveiled on Wednesday a new head of its Indonesian operations in a market where the online taxi company faces cutthroat competition, regulatory uncertainty and a reported U.S. probe into whether it broke bribery laws.

Nov 21 2017

Indonesia court rules against Goldman in Hanson share ownership dispute

JAKARTA An Indonesian court ruled on Tuesday that Goldman Sachs should return shares in property developer PT Hanson International Tbk to tycoon Benny Tjokrosaputro in a legal tussle over ownership.

Nov 06 2017

Indonesia's bid to root out Islamists throws spotlight on universities

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, When students at Indonesia's prestigious Institute of Agricultural Studies swore an oath to support a caliphate in the world's largest Muslim-majority country last year, a video of the event went viral and the government grew alarmed.

Nov 02 2017

Indonesia finance minister says economy can weather shocks from Fed hikes

JAKARTA Indonesia's economy is now in a much better position to weather any shocks on global markets due to further increases in U.S. interest rates, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said in an interview on Thursday.

Sep 28 2017

Indonesia to end moratorium on mega land reclamation project: minister

JAKARTA Indonesia is set to end a moratorium on a $40-billion land reclamation project involving 17 artificial islands off the northern coast of the capital Jakarta, a senior government minister told Reuters on Thursday.


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