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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

Apr 19 2018

Women take lead at London's Sundance Film Festival after #MeToo

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women directors will take the lead at this summer's Sundance Film Festival in London, which will look at the future of the industry following the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment and abuse.

Apr 19 2018

Former child circus slaves tackle trafficking in post-quake Nepal

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal's first contemporary circus is not just remarkable for its gravity-defying acts, but for its artists - the contortionists, aerialists and jugglers are former child slaves.

Apr 11 2018

Royal wedding guest 'Miss Macaroon' hails Harry and Megaton's support for do-good businesses

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British entrepreneur who uses her colorful macaroon business to help disadvantaged people get back on their feet said on Wednesday she was "over the moon" after being invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Mar 22 2018

Spanish police rescue Nigerian girls sold for sex after voodoo threats

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Spanish police have rescued 39 Nigerian girls and women from a notorious sex trafficking ring who kept them in squalid cave-like houses and forced them into prostitution after threatening them with black magic, Europol announced on Thursday.

Mar 22 2018

London lawyer acquitted of forcing daughter to undergo female genital mutilation

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A London solicitor accused of forcing his daughter to undergo female genital mutilation was acquitted on Thursday, increasing pressure on police and prosecutors who have yet to secure a conviction for FGM more than 30 years after it was outlawed.

Mar 20 2018

Nearly half of abortions worldwide are unsafe, putting thousands at risk: study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half of the estimated 56 million abortions carried out worldwide each year are unsafe, leading to the deaths of at least 22,800 women every year, according to a major study published on Tuesday.

Mar 20 2018

Factbox: Global abortion review shows patchy progress on safety and access

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A combination of lack of access to contraception, strict laws on abortion and stigma around terminations means millions of women each year resort to unsafe measures to end unwanted pregnancies, according to a major study published on Tuesday.

Mar 19 2018

London lawyer denies forcing daughter to undergo female genital mutilation

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A London solicitor accused of forcing his eldest daughter to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) denied on Monday that he had arranged for anyone to cut her, saying he loved his children and would never hurt them.

Mar 14 2018

Belly dancer dons beard to protest LGBT abuse in Egypt

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a chilly March night, Shrouk El-Attar is preparing for a belly dancing show at a London club by pulling on a shimmering blue skirt, fixing a sparkly bra - and sticking on a beard. | Video

Mar 13 2018

London teenager tells court father forced her to undergo female genital mutilation

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A London teenager, who says her father forced her to undergo female genital mutilation twice at the family home, told a court on Tuesday it was done as a form of punishment.

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