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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

Dec 14 2017

Landmine deaths soar in 2016 with record number of child victims: monitors

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A record number of children were reported killed or hurt by landmines and other explosives last year, with a handful of conflicts contributing to a "horrific" toll for the second year running, experts said on Thursday.

Dec 11 2017

Two thirds of UK femicide victims killed by partner or ex

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than two women were killed by men every week in Britain last year, most of them by a partner or an ex, a charity said on Monday as it warned proposals to change funding for refuges would place more women in danger.

Dec 08 2017

Batman befriends Syrian boy: refugee video named best charity ad

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A video about Batman visiting a refugee camp has been named best fundraising film after a charity appeal featuring singer Ed Sheeran was branded the worst for its exploitative "poverty tourism".

Nov 30 2017

Saatchi show spotlights hidden tragedy of Britain's 'Nowhere People'

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The man in the photo leans against a derelict wall, his head down, his face obscured. He looks crushed and alone.

Nov 16 2017

How much is a life worth, ask activists fighting slavery?

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From $7 for a Rohingya refugee to $750 for a North Korean "slave wife", human rights activists have voiced concerns that it is becoming increasingly easy to enslave another human being as the cost plummets.

Nov 15 2017

Give displaced Rohingya jobs to prevent human trafficking, companies told

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Businesses could cut the risk of human trafficking and exploitation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in Bangladesh who have fled violence in Myanmar by giving them decent job opportunities, experts said on Wednesday.

Nov 15 2017

Six years a slave, North Korean defector revisits dark past

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After arriving in Britain, North Korean defector Jihyun Park tried to forget the horrors of slavery and forced labor that had led her to seek refuge in a strange land until her son surprised her with a question.

Nov 10 2017

Newspaper identifies 33,293 people who've died seeking shelter in 'fortress Europe'

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four-month-old Syrian baby Faris Ali froze to death in a tent in Turkey, five-year-old Afghan Sajida Ali's body washed ashore after a shipwreck, and tiny Samuel drowned with his mother as she tried to reach Spain after leaving home in Congo.

Nov 07 2017

London mother crowd-funds private rape prosecution

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A woman, who says she was raped by a stranger in a London hotel room, has launched a crowd-funding page to bring her alleged attacker to justice after prosecutors declined to pursue her case.

Oct 23 2017

Ugandan girls forced into child marriage because they can't afford sanitary pads

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Ugandan schoolgirl Auma got her first period she asked her mother for sanitary pads. Her mother suggested she find herself a husband to pay for them. Auma was just 12.

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