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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

Sep 05 2018

Refugees on Nauru plead for resettlement as regional leaders meet

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.

Aug 31 2018

Myanmar-Thailand highway branded 'ecological and social disaster'

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.

Aug 23 2018

New Zealand PM repeats offer to take refugees held by Australia

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.

Aug 22 2018

'Lost generation' looms for Rohingya refugee children without education

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.

Aug 07 2018

Landmine risk for thousands displaced by floods in Laos

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.

Jun 28 2018

Rising disaster risk but little insurance interest in Pacific islands

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.

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.

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