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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

Oct 16 2017

Social media fills with 'Me Too' stories of sexual harassment, assault

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of women are recounting being sexually harassed or assaulted by flooding social media with the hashtag #metoo in the wake of claims against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

Oct 11 2017

Raise sons to be feminists like daughters, says Canada's Trudeau

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Boys need to be raised to be feminists as much as girls because "our sons have the power and the responsibility to change our culture of sexism," Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote in an essay published on Wednesday.

Oct 09 2017

New group launched in U.S. to set nation's own long-term goals to fix ills

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States needs its own set of long-term goals for addressing such issues as climate change and hunger like those enacted by the United Nations, said a group on Monday as it launched a bid to elect candidates who back such an agenda.

Oct 07 2017

U.S. women's group plays Trump's 'Grab them' tape on Washington Mall

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An infamous 12-year-old videotape of President Donald Trump was being shown on a continuous loop on the Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday by a group protesting his attitudes toward women, local media reported. | Video

Oct 05 2017

Banned for not wearing hijab, Iranian chess champion will play for U.S.

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A leading Iranian chess player, barred from her homeland's team after refusing to wear a headscarf, will now compete as a player for the United States, the US Chess Federation said.

Sep 20 2017

Nations join forces to stop high level of violence against women

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday launched a half-billion dollar effort to end violence against women and girls, a crime suffered by one in three in their lifetimes.

Sep 20 2017

Many leaders clueless on issues facing girls, women, survey shows

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Policymakers in developing nations may not know enough facts and figures about problems facing women and girls to help reach gender equality, research showed on Wednesday.

Sep 19 2017

More than 40 million people trapped in slavery, with majority women: new global figure

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labor and forced marriages, most of them women and girls, according to the first joint effort by key anti-slavery groups to count the victims of the often hidden crime worldwide.

Sep 19 2017

Nearly one in 10 children globally is a victim of forced labor, says U.N. study

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 150 million children, or nearly one in 10 globally, are victims of forced labor and progress in reducing that number has slowed, a leading United Nations' anti-slavery group said on Tuesday.

Sep 18 2017

Exclusive: Confidence in U.N.'s global goals faltering amid slow progress : survey

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ambitious global goals aimed at ending poverty and inequality by 2030 are moving more slowly than expected and would struggle to get approval from United Nations members if put to a vote today, an exclusive survey showed on Tuesday.

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