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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

Nov 15 2017

Stop treating older women as technology 'idiots', says campaigner

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Clever robots and advanced mobile phones could make life much easier for older women - if only someone would ask and stop treating them like "old idiots", said a top United Nations campaigner for the rights of the elderly.

Nov 15 2017

Pleas sewn into clothing by workers in Turkey are 'tip of iceberg': expert

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Workers in Turkey who stitched pleas for help into clothing sold by retailer Zara are "just the tip of the iceberg" and highlight the need for mechanisms to address concerns about labor conditions, a top human rights expert said on Wednesday.

Nov 13 2017

Forced to wed at 19, U.S. campaigner works to save others from child marriage

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After being married off at the age of 19 to an abusive husband by her ultra-Orthodox Jewish family in New York City, Fraidy Reiss vowed to make a difference - and stop child marriage in the United States.

Nov 07 2017

Yazidi survivor recounts harrowing captivity, daring escape in new book

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nadia Murad was captured, beaten and sold as a sex slave by Islamic State militants, a harrowing experience she would clearly like to put behind her, but she is telling her painful story in a new book published on Tuesday.

Nov 01 2017

Women vomit, march, then vie for office in record numbers under Trump

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When late-night election returns showed Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency last November, Laura Moser vomited and Christine Lui Chen crawled into bed to cling to her young daughter.

Oct 27 2017

Some 200 million women work without laws against sex harassment: study

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a third of countries do not have laws against sexual harassment in the workplace, leaving more than 200 million women without legal protection on the job, according to a new study.

Oct 25 2017

Women's progress index shows big gaps among and inside nations

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iceland and Norway are the best countries for women, and Syria and Afghanistan the worst, according to an index to be released on Thursday that measures a host of global gains and failures.

Oct 25 2017

All-male panel on U.S. women scrapped after social media uproar

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A panel of men invited by a U.S. magazine to discuss "Women in Business" has been canceled for lacking that one key ingredient - women.

Oct 19 2017

U.S. sex trafficking sweep rescues 84 children: authorities

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. authorities have rescued 84 children, one just 3 months old, and arrested 120 people in a nationwide sweep of child sex trafficking that exposed the growing use of technology by traffickers, officials said on Thursday.

Oct 17 2017

Flood of sexual harassment claims seen boosting efforts to outlaw sextortion

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The torrent of stories of sexual harassment and assault in the wake of claims about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein could help propel campaigns to make sextortion illegal, according to activists trying to change laws in the United States.

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