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.
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BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since arriving in Lebanon, Sudanese migrant worker Abdallah Afandi has been turned away from beach resorts, mistaken for a cleaner and prevented from renting an apartment - all because of the color of his skin.
BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Black women working in Lebanon routinely face racism, sexism and discrimination stemming from a "dehumanizing" sponsorship system, rights groups said on Monday, after a Kenyan migrant worker who suffered a mob attack was deported.
BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Iranian activist blocked from a World Cup match in Russia after demonstrating against her country's ban on women attending soccer games planned to renew her protest at a match on Monday, as global pressure mounted on Tehran to change its policy.
BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women are still "enslaved" through Saudi Arabia's male guardianship system, an activist from the conservative Muslim kingdom said on Friday as the country prepared to lift a decades-old ban on women driving.
BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Iranian activist vowed to step up her campaign for her country to end its ban on women attending stadium games on Thursday, a day after she was blocked from a World Cup match in Russia and stripped of a banner.
BEIRUT, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shadi Khaled, a Syrian refugee living in Iraq, teaches Arabic on his computer, calling it his "hope for the future" as a job means money and a chance to educate people about his life.
BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 300,000 children risk death, injury and starvation as they are trapped in Yemen's main port city which is under assault from Saudi-led Arab states, aid groups said on Wednesday.
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 13-year-old Mounir fled Syria for Lebanon with his family after surviving a rocket strike that nearly killed them, he thought he would be safe. In fact, he had swapped one form of danger for another - sexual harassment and verbal abuse.
BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An image on the cover of Vogue Arabia of a Saudi princess behind the wheel of a red convertible has sparked anger in the conservative kingdom following the jailing of activists who campaigned for women to be allowed to drive.
BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Saudi Arabia is preparing to outlaw sexual harassment, a move campaigners hailed on Tuesday as a "paradigm shift" in the deeply conservative Islamic kingdom, which is set to lift a ban on women driving within weeks.