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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PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children detained by Australia on the Pacific island of Nauru are suffering mentally and some attempting suicide, according to human rights groups and refugees who appealed to a regional leaders meeting on Wednesday to resettle them elsewhere.
PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Community and conservation groups in Myanmar have branded a planned highway linking a port project to Thailand an "ecological and social disaster", saying it would uproot indigenous people from their homes and farms.
PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday again offered to resettle 150 asylum seekers sent by Australia to offshore camps, including one in Nauru, a Pacific island nation where leaders from both countries are set to meet next month.
PHNOM PENH/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a "lost generation", the United Nations said on Thursday, a year after Myanmar's army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country.
PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people in Laos, whose homes were swept away when a dam burst, are sheltering in areas contaminated by landmines, humanitarians said, as floods and mud hamper aid delivery.
PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pacific island nations are some of the world's most disaster-prone countries, yet only a handful have signed up to an insurance scheme that dispenses rapid payouts in a crisis – a situation experts hope to change.
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.
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.
SREKOR, Cambodia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nat Sota worries about the spirits of her ancestors.
(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.