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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

Aug 14 2018

Crop-munching armyworm could threaten millions of farmers in Asia: U.N.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A voracious crop-chomping pest which has wrought havoc in Africa could threaten millions of farmers in Asia, U.N. experts warned on Tuesday, as India battles the continent's first reported infestation of fall armyworm.

Aug 13 2018

Aid worker killings rise, fueled by conflict in South Sudan, Syria

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 140 aid workers were killed last year, a 23 percent rise on 2016, according to data released on Monday that showed South Sudan was the most dangerous country in which to deliver aid for the third year running.

Jul 26 2018

Woman with albinism who survived machete attack to climb Kilimanjaro

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A woman with albinism whose arms were hacked off as she slept with her young son is to climb Africa's highest mountain to raise awareness of the abuse and violence faced by people with the condition.

Jul 26 2018

Somalia announces first prosecution for female genital mutilation

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somalia's Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on Wednesday the country's first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl, an adviser to the government said.

Jul 25 2018

Zambian acrobats use circus to flip HIV 'juju' myths

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Zambian slum of Chibolya is notorious for crime and drugs, but acrobat Gift Chansa wants to get the township's youth hooked on a very different high - circus.

Jul 18 2018

WeWork goes meat-free 'to leave a better world'

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global office-sharing company WeWork, which operates in 22 countries, is going meat-free and will ban staff from expensing meals containing meat in a bid to "leave a better world for future generations".

Jul 11 2018

BBC says its best-paid TV and radio stars are all men

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The BBC's 12 best-paid stars are all men, according to figures published on Tuesday by Britain's public broadcaster, which is grappling with a gender equality scandal in which one of its most senior correspondents resigned from her role.

Jul 11 2018

UK public trusts charities less than average person in the street

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The British public places less trust in charities than in the average person in the street, regulators said on Tuesday, following a year in which sex abuse scandals rocked the sector.

Jul 09 2018

Acid attacks cost Britain 60 million pounds a year: economists

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Acid attacks cost Britain 60 million pounds ($80 million)a year, according to experts who say the number of attacks - which often target girls and women - has more than trebled since 2014.

Jun 27 2018

Malawi urged to protect people with albinism from attack

LONDON, June 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malawi must urgently overhaul its criminal justice system to protect people with albinism who risk mutilation and murder for body parts that are prized in black magic, rights groups said on Thursday.

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