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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

Feb 13 2018

Award-nominated film spotlights trauma of Calais 'Jungle' kids

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The director of an award-nominated film about a traumatized boy stuck in the Calais "Jungle" camp has urged Britain to take in more lone child refugees stranded across Europe to prevent them falling prey to traffickers.

Feb 06 2018

Female genital mutilation is a man's issue too: Kenyan Maasai activist

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya could end female genital mutilation in a generation, campaigners from its conservative Maasai and Kuria communities said on Tuesday - but only if men are brought on board.

Feb 05 2018

Factbox: What is female genital mutilation? Where does it happen?

LONDON(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There is a growing global drive to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) in a generation. Tuesday marks International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.

Feb 05 2018

Britain's gender pay gap narrows - but educated mums miss out

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Britain who switch to part-time work after they give birth suffer a long-term penalty in striving for equal pay, with educated mums the biggest losers, economists said on Monday.

Feb 05 2018

'Heartwrenching' study shows FGM prevalent among India's Bohra sect

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three quarters of women among India's Dawoodi Bohra sect have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a study published on Monday which comes just weeks after government officials said there was no data to support its existence.

Feb 05 2018

Survivors of female genital mutilation say #MeToo

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The #MeToo campaign against sexual abuse should include the stories of survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM), activists said ahead of a global day on Tuesday to raise awareness about the internationally condemned ritual.

Jan 25 2018

Save the Children head vows charity to stay in Afghanistan after deadly attack

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The head of Save the Children vowed on Thursday to resume operations in Afghanistan as soon as possible following a "malicious and senseless" attack by gunmen which killed four staff at one of the aid agency's offices.

Jan 25 2018

Liberia bans female genital mutilation - but only for a year

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Liberia has imposed a one-year ban on female genital mutilation - a highly contentious issue in the West African country - but campaigners said on Thursday it may not be enforceable and urged new president George Weah to push for a permanent law.

Jan 24 2018

Think immigrants steal jobs? Think again - analysts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Contrary to fears that immigrants steal jobs and threaten security, a report released on Wednesday said newcomers boost developing economies and could be far more of an asset than a drain.

Jan 23 2018

UK needs tough laws to tackle 'endemic' violence against women - experts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence against women and girls is "endemic" in Britain and the legal system needs a major overhaul in order to protect them, experts said on Tuesday.

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