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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

Apr 30 2018

Afghan farmers stick to growing opium in the face of less lucrative options

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Afghan farmers are busy in their poppy fields as the annual opium harvest begins, underscoring the government's failure to stamp out a crop that yields much of the world's supply of heroin. | Video

Mar 08 2018

Female police officers help security on Afghan front line

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Shokria Jan, a female police officer in southern Afghanistan, is in a small force of women operating in one of the world's most conservative societies and difficult security environments. | Video

Mar 23 2017

Violence, corruption threaten Afghan progress in getting kids to school

KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Afghanistan's progress in educating its children is under threat, as growing insecurity and corruption shut more schools and reduced international funding undermines a system struggling to cope.

Oct 19 2016

Large Afghan pomegranate crop threatened by lack of markets: farmers

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Farmers in Afghanistan's fertile south harvested a bumper crop of deep red pomegranates this year, but they say barriers to international trade in the landlocked country means much of their fruit may go to waste or be sold too cheaply.

Apr 15 2016

Families in the fields as annual Afghan poppy harvest begins

ZHARI, Afghanistan In Zhari, a parched district northwest of Afghanistan's second city of Kandahar, 13 year-old Naqibullah is working in his father's poppy field, preparing for the main harvest of the year. | Video

Dec 09 2015

Dozens killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan airport

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Dozens of people were killed in fighting at the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar after an overnight attack by Taliban insurgents while a key district in neighboring Helmand province fell to the insurgents, officials said on Wednesday. | Video

Dec 09 2015

Dozens killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan airport

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Dozens of people were killed in fighting at the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar after an overnight attack by Taliban insurgents while a key district in neighbouring Helmand province fell to the insurgents, officials said on Wednesday. | Video

Dec 09 2015

Dozens killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan airport

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Dozens of people were killed in fighting at the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar after an overnight attack by Taliban insurgents while a key district in neighbouring Helmand province fell to the insurgents, officials said on Wednesday. | Video

Aug 06 2015

Afghan military helicopter crash kills all 17 on board

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan An Afghan military helicopter crashed, killing all 17 people on board on Thursday, officials said, in a blow for a fledgling air force whose resources have been stretched since the withdrawal of most international troops last year.

Aug 06 2015

Afghan military helicopter crash kills all 17 on board

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan An Afghan military helicopter crashed, killing all 17 people on board on Thursday, officials said, in a blow for a fledgling air force whose resources have been stretched since the withdrawal of most international troops last year.

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