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Jared Ferrie

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 20 2018

Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu linked to mining abuses in Myanmar: report

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Caterpillar, Volvo and Komatsu contribute to abuses in Myanmar by selling machinery used by domestic mining companies implicated in land expropriation, environmental destruction and armed conflict, according to a report published on Wednesday.

Jun 07 2018

Cut more trees! Cambodians challenge conservation

TA BOS, Cambodia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Cambodian rosewood had stood for hundreds of years, but its value finally proved too hard to resist and the giant tree came crashing down - inside a protected forest.

Jun 01 2018

In rush to electrify, Cambodia stirs the living and dead

SREKOR, Cambodia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nat Sota worries about the spirits of her ancestors.

May 29 2018

Drought threatens millions of Afghans with hunger: U.N.

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of Afghans face hunger after a drought decimated crops in the war-ravaged country, U.N. officials said on Tuesday, calling for an extra $115 million to help families buy food.

Apr 18 2018

Aid agencies fear for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh's island relocation plan

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh has failed to persuade aid agencies to sign up to its plan to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island in June, internal documents show, amid fears they could be trapped there at the mercy of cyclones, floods and human traffickers.

Apr 16 2018

'Race against the clock' to bolster Rohingya camps against rains

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mohammad Rafiq was sitting in the shade of a tree, on a break from working to make his refugee camp in Bangladesh safer from the upcoming monsoon, when the hill above suddenly collapsed.

Apr 12 2018

Violence and landslides block aid access to Papua New Guinea quake victims

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence rooted in tribalism and frustration at the slow response following earthquakes in Papua New Guinea was blocking efforts to reach those in need, aid workers said on Thursday.

Apr 10 2018

Aid groups seek greater support for Rohingya refugees facing trauma, hunger

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are struggling from mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts, while almost half of the children are malnourished, according to aid agencies racing to boost services.

Mar 29 2018

Human trafficking on the rise in Afghanistan despite new laws

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One year after Afghanistan strengthened human trafficking laws to prohibit the use of boys for sexual entertainment, there is little enforcement and trafficking is on the rise, experts say.

Mar 19 2018

Myanmar is worst-performing country for aid access, as Rohingya refugees face monsoon threats

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Myanmar tops a list of countries where the ability of aid groups to reach people in need has worsened in the past six months, the Geneva-based research group ACAPS has said.

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