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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

Jan 18 2018

After #MeToo, phone app allows you to legally consent to sex

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Dutch startup is launching an app which will allow people to give legal consent to sex via their mobile in an initiative spurred by Sweden's plans to bolster its rape law.

Jan 16 2018

Britain to put women at heart of peace work in Iraq, Nigeria and South Sudan

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain announced on Tuesday it would be putting girls and women at the heart of its work to end conflict in nine countries including Iraq, Nigeria and South Sudan.

Jan 11 2018

Netflix accused of glamorizing child sex trafficking with 'Baby' drama

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Survivors of sex trafficking urged Netflix on Thursday to can a new show called "Baby" - inspired by an Italian teen sex scandal - accusing the streaming service of normalizing child abuse.

Jan 09 2018

Honey bees' attraction to fungicide "unsettling" for food output - study

LONDON, Jan 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Honey bees are attracted to a fungicide used in agriculture with "unsettling implications" for global food production, a scientist said on Tuesday.

Jan 03 2018

Surgery death rates in Africa are twice global average - study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Death rates for patients undergoing surgery in Africa are double the global average even though they tend to be younger, scientists said on Wednesday, adding that many deaths were likely preventable.

Jan 02 2018

Hollywood stars back #TimesUp war on harassment as donations roll in

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood stars including Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman have backed a campaign against sexual harassment called Time's Up as donations flood in for a multi-million dollar legal fund to fight abuse cases in the workplace. | Video

Jan 02 2018

Traffickers jailed for enslaving Vietnam women in UK nail bars

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Members of a gang who forced Vietnamese girls and women into slavery in nail bars in Britain have been jailed for a total of nine years in what police believe is the first case of its kind.

Dec 29 2017

Berlin New Year's Eve party sets up safe zone for women

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Organizers of Germany's biggest New Year's Eve party at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate are setting up a special safety zone for women who have been assaulted or feel threatened.

Dec 19 2017

Exclusive: Congo's hidden 'mega-crisis' is most neglected of 2017 - poll

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With millions of people on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe and children facing unspeakable violence, the Democratic Republic of Congo was the most neglected crisis in 2017, according to a survey of aid agencies.

Dec 19 2017

Factbox: Congo's overlooked Kasai crisis sounds alarm bells

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With millions of people on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was named the most neglected crisis of 2017 in a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of aid agencies.

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