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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

Feb 20 2018

FACTBOX - Despite debunking, conversion therapy persists around globe

NEW YORK, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Conversion therapy is making headlines, reigniting calls for banning the treatments claiming to cure gay people.

Feb 20 2018

Time to 'shine a light' and ban conversion therapies - experts

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Treatments that claim to "cure" gay people are making headlines, with a new movie winning praise, another yanked off the screen and a tiff at the Winter Olympics reigniting calls for banning so-called conversion therapy.

Jan 10 2018

New Yorker sentenced to 15 years for child sex trafficking

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A confessed U.S. sex trafficker was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday for recruiting young girls online and prostituting them to older men, authorities in New York said.

Dec 20 2017

Sesame Street to bring laughter to war-hit children in Middle East

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Muppets to the rescue! The "Sesame Street" television show and a leading charity received a $100 million grant on Wednesday to use the Muppets to reach millions of war-affected children in the Middle East.

Dec 18 2017

Number of international migrants jumps to 258 million people: U.N.

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An estimated 258 million people are international migrants, a figure that has surged by a half since the turn of the century, the United Nations said on Monday.

Dec 15 2017

Dire poverty in US to worsen under Trump, threatening democracy, top UN official says

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poverty and inequality rates in the United States are alarming, poised to worsen under President Donald Trump and threatening the nation's democracy, a top United Nations official said on Friday.

Dec 12 2017

Forced labor uncovered at New York waterfront wedding hall, authorities say

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. authorities have accused two men in New York of recruiting immigrants from the Philippines to work for little or no pay at an historic catering hall in a case of human trafficking happening "in plain sight".

Dec 12 2017

Could fear of "Metoo" backlash silence women's voices?

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nipping at the heels of the #Metoo movement of women recounting sexual harassment and assault is the threat of a backlash against women, a response that could silence the voices speaking out but could be avoided, advocates and experts say.

Dec 12 2017

Forced labor uncovered at New York waterfront wedding hall, authorities say

NEW YORK, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. authorities have accused two men in New York of recruiting immigrants from the Philippines to work for little or no pay at an historic catering hall in a case of human trafficking happening "in plain sight".

Dec 06 2017

Six arrested in Zambia in crackdown on illegal sale of foreign aid

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six people, including two pharmacy owners, have been arrested in Zambia and accused of the illegal sale of HIV and malaria testing kits as part of an international crackdown on profiteering from foreign aid, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

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