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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

Jun 14 2018

Nigeria urged to fix legal mess around female genital mutilation

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigeria is failing to enforce a much heralded ban on female genital mutilation, activists said on Friday, as they urged the country to sort out a "messy patchwork" of laws and beef up efforts to protect girls.

Jun 14 2018

Gay men create t-shirt with their blood to protest U.S. donation ban

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gay staff at a global advertising agency have created a t-shirt printed with their own blood to protest against U.S. rules barring many gay men from donating blood.

Jun 14 2018

Gay men create t-shirt with their blood to protest U.S. donation ban

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gay staff at a global advertising agency have created a t-shirt printed with their own blood to protest against U.S. rules barring many gay men from donating blood.

Jun 11 2018

Fruit and veg off the menu for Indonesian girls as myths fuel malnutrition

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From fears that eating chicken wings makes it hard to find a husband to beliefs that pineapple jeopardizes fertility, a host of food taboos are fuelling malnutrition among Indonesian girls, experts said as they launched an adolescent health drive.

May 24 2018

'I don't fear death': pioneering Egyptian feminist defies threats

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi was a young child, she wrote a letter to God challenging him to explain why women were treated differently to men.

May 23 2018

Mother jailed for forcing daughter to marry in landmark UK trial

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into traveling to Pakistan to marry an older man was jailed for four and a half years on Wednesday after becoming the first person in England to be convicted of forced marriage.

May 22 2018

Mother found guilty of forcing daughter to marry in landmark UK trial

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into traveling to Pakistan to marry an older man has become the first person in England to be convicted of forced marriage.

May 22 2018

Norway to ban child marriage as it seeks to set a global example

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Norway approved a law banning all child marriage on Tuesday, with campaigners saying it would set an example to others ahead of a global 2030 deadline for eradicating the practice.

May 21 2018

Swedish girls fearing forced marriage told to hide spoon in underwear

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Swedish city is advising girls who fear being taken abroad for forced marriage or female genital mutilation (FGM) to tuck a spoon in their underwear before going through airport security.

May 11 2018

Women standing in Iraq election battling abuse including sex tapes

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women standing for election in Iraq have faced an unprecedented deluge of abuse and intimidation - including the publication of sex tapes - to scare them away from politics, the United Nations, candidates and activists said ahead of Saturday's vote.

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