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Inna Lazareva

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 19 2018

FEATURE-Meet the virtual vigilantes who bust human traffickers from their laptops

LONDON, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When not detecting intelligence threats to oil rigs and dams, Sergio Caltagirone spends his spare time hunting a different kind of predator - traffickers trading in human beings, from war-torn Syria to sleepy U.S. suburbs.

Jun 13 2018

Bored of Facebook news? You're not alone - study

LONDON, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many people are switching from Facebook to closed forums like WhatsApp to discuss daily news because of worries about privacy, fake stories and toxic debates, a survey said on Thursday.

Jun 06 2018

South Sudan's Sosywood: Coming soon to a screen near you?

JUBA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the entrance to a wooden shack in a quiet neighborhood of South Sudan's capital, Juba, a young man in ripped jeans and sunglasses stands gripping a golden pistol, his finger hovering over the trigger.

Jun 05 2018

Armed with poetry and rap, South Sudan's young artists battle for peace

JUBA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of artists and musicians in South Sudan is on a mission - to mobilize young people across the country through music, graffiti and poetry to help bring peace to the war-torn nation.

Jun 04 2018

Lack of hope in South Sudan camps drives youth into gang crime

POC3 CAMP, Juba (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Having twice escaped the clutches of South Sudanese rebels who forced him to fight with them, Puok Barar, a grinning 16-year-old in rubber flip-flops decorated with the word "LOVE", has already confronted many of his worst fears.

May 14 2018

'We don't need men': Widows and rebel wives rebuild war-scarred Uganda

PAICHO, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the entrance to a round mud and elephant-grass hut in rural northern Uganda, Rose Lamwaka, 58, pauses and looks up at the ceiling of her new dwelling as if she cannot quite believe it is really there.

May 08 2018

Auto repair shop jump-starts Ugandan child soldiers into new lives

AWACH, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a young boy chasing chickens on his parents' farm in northern Uganda, Louis Lakor dreamed of becoming a teacher. But when he finally set foot in a local primary school, aged seven, it was as an armed killer.

May 07 2018

Red Cross plans to fight disasters with fast funding

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fund launched by the Red Cross aims to deliver life-saving humanitarian aid before rather than after floods, droughts and other natural hazards hit, so as to reduce damage and trauma in some of the world's most disaster-prone areas.

Apr 11 2018

U.N. aims to eliminate yellow fever epidemics in Africa by 2026

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 1 billion people in Africa will be vaccinated against yellow fever by 2026 in an ambitious United Nations campaign to eliminate epidemics of the deadly disease on the continent.

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.

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