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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

Mar 08 2018

In Central African Republic, Muslim child brides fight for daughters' rights

BANGUI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forced at 14 to marry a man 13 years her senior, Sadatou Issa was forbidden to attend school and whiled away her time looking after her children and knitting clothes to sell from her home in Boda, a town in western Central African Republic.

Feb 26 2018

'No country can cope' - U.N. warns of hunger among refugees in Cameroon

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of thousands of people who sought shelter in Cameroon after fleeing violence will go hungry unless funds are made available, the United Nations deputy emergencies chief said.

Feb 23 2018

Lone warriors rescue sex slaves, rape survivors in Central African Republic

BANGUI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the wife of a pastor, Hulda was getting ready for Christmas, hanging up decorations and preparing for church services in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, when gunshots shattered all attempts at festivities in December 2013.

Feb 21 2018

Migrants rescued from Libya's prisons 'start again from zero'

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Franck's return to Cameroon was nothing short of a miracle for Doris, who lost hope of ever seeing her brother alive when friends said his boat from Libya to Italy had capsized.

Feb 15 2018

Can nuclear technology zap hunger in Central African Republic?

BANGUI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tucked away on the University of Bangui campus in the capital of Central African Republic, a portacabin surrounded by palm trees shelters neat rows of test-tubes filled with green shoots.

Feb 07 2018

Sardine-tin lamps and wooden fridges: Meet Central African Republic's 'frugal innovators'

BANGUI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The discarded sardine tins, used mayonnaise jars and old tomato cans jumbled together on Kouassi Bafounga's front porch look like a pile of trash someone forgot to throw out.

Jan 31 2018

Factbox: Little chance for illiterate youth in warzones, U.N. says

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Illiteracy among young people is almost three times as high in countries hit by war or disaster, with women and girls worst affected, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Dec 21 2017

Coffee-fuelled buses to disco soups: five quirky uses of waste in 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From London buses rumbling along on the power of coffee beans to a football legend championing the transformation of plastic bottles into building blocks, 2017 has been a year full of innovative uses for the things we usually throw away.

Dec 14 2017

Success as 1 billion treated in battle against painful tropical diseases

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A pledge by health and development experts to tackle neglected diseases that blind, disable and disfigure millions of the world's poorest people has spurred tremendous progress in five years, a report said on Thursday.

Dec 11 2017

Police raid shuts down Uganda's only gay film festival

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda's only gay and lesbian film festival was forced to shut down at the weekend after police stormed the venue and film-goers fled, fearing arrest, its organizers said.


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