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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 15 2018

China tech giants bet on untangling logistics of Indonesian e-commerce

JAKARTA, May 15 In a warehouse on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital, supervisors at e-commerce company Lazada use bikes or electric scooters to zip around a floor the size of four soccer fields, where up to 3,000 staff pack and dispatch goods around the clock.

Apr 12 2018

Indonesia to ensure stability during elections, says president's chief of staff

JAKARTA A string of Indonesian regional elections this year followed by a presidential and parliamentary vote in 2019 should not deter foreign investment in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, President Joko Widodo's chief of staff told Reuters.

Apr 11 2018

Indonesia set for repeat contest in 2019 presidential poll

JAKARTA Former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto has accepted the endorsement of the main opposition party to stand as a candidate in a presidential election next year, setting the stage for a rematch with President Joko Widodo.

Mar 27 2018

Exclusive - Indonesia's Go-Jek poised for imminent Southeast Asia expansion

Indonesian ride-hailing and online payment company Go-Jek is set to announce its first expansion to another country in Southeast Asia in the "next few weeks", according to an internal company email seen by Reuters.

Mar 27 2018

Exclusive: Indonesia's Go-Jek poised for imminent Southeast Asia expansion

Indonesian ride-hailing and online payment company Go-Jek is set to announce its first expansion to another country in Southeast Asia in the "next few weeks", according to an internal company email seen by Reuters.

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".

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