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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

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.

Mar 07 2018

'Progress and persistent abuses' in Thailand's fishing industry, says U.N.

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fishermen in Thailand remain at risk of forced labor, and the identity documents and wages of some continue to be withheld, despite pressure from major retailers to clean up the industry, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday.

Feb 22 2018

Myanmar parks could stop thousands of Karen refugees returning home

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plans to protect swathes of mountainous jungle in Myanmar could prevent refugees from returning and uproot 16,000 people living within the proposed boundaries of two parks, campaigners said.

Feb 19 2018

Afghan nomads trapped, hungry as Pakistan blocks access to grazing land

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Donors have refused to support 200,000 nomadic herders in Afghanistan who are running out of food and stranded with their dying animals after Pakistan closed the border, blocking access to pastureland, an aid group said on Monday.

Feb 16 2018

Online tool helps seafood companies counter slavery risk

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new online tool helps seafood companies assess the risk of forced labor or human trafficking in their supply chains, the developers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California have said.

Feb 15 2018

Afghan province declared landmine-free after 10-year clearance drive

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan's deadliest province for landmines has been declared free of the explosive devices after a decade-long clearance effort, the demining group HALO Trust said on Thursday.

Feb 09 2018

U.N. says Papua New Guinea has 'duty' to care for refugees sent by Australia

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Papua New Guinea was told by the United Nations' top human rights official on Friday that it is obligated to take care of hundreds of refugees sent there by Australia.

Feb 07 2018

As Afghans are sent home, World Bank calls for formal labor migration

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - War-torn Afghanistan could boost its fragile economy if nearby Gulf countries gave temporary, legal jobs to migrants, the World Bank said, amid rising deportations from Iran and Pakistan.

Feb 06 2018

EU firms face legal risk over 'forced labour' from North Korea

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - North Korea sends workers overseas and confiscates their salaries, which could expose European companies to legal action over forced labour, researchers said on Tuesday.

Feb 01 2018

LGBT festival opens in Myanmar after first public launch party

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An LGBT festival opened in Myanmar on Thursday after authorities allowed organizers to hold the launch event in public for the first time in the Southeast Asian nation where same-sex relations remain illegal.


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