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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

Feb 06 2018

Land fight simmers over Brasilia's Shrine of Shamans

Brasilia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is one of the most expensive areas in the Brazilian capital - and one of the most sacred.

Jan 25 2018

Can blockchain save the Amazon in corruption-mired Brazil?

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil hopes to reduce corruption with blockchain - the technology behind the bitcoin currency - as it reels from a string of arrests in the world's biggest graft investigation.

Jan 21 2018

Lone operators, not criminal gangs, dominate people smuggling from Africa: study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human smuggling often conjures up images of shady networks run by organized crime gangs, but new research reveals that independent operators rather than criminal kingpins control routes that bring migrants into Europe from Africa.

Jan 17 2018

Famine threatens conflict-hit central Congo as aid dries up - UN

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo could soon starve to death with famine looming due to widespread conflict, displacement and a lack of funding, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Jan 17 2018

Sculptor Kapoor awards $1 million 'Jewish Nobel' prize to refugees

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor donated $1 million to five charities working with refugees worldwide on Wednesday in a bid to alleviate a record-breaking global displacement crisis.

Dec 21 2017

Amid surging conflict, Brazil launches digital tool to monitor changes in land use

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil - the world's fifth largest country - has launched a digital tool to monitor changes in land use, amid simmering violence over land ownership, corruption and evictions.

Dec 14 2017

Brazil tops Places to Watch for deforestation, satellites show

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil topped the list of the world's most important Places to Watch for deforestation on Wednesday, in a new initiative that uses near real-time satellite to highlight forest loss.

Dec 13 2017

Brazil tops Places to Watch for deforestation, satellites show

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil topped the list of the world's most important Places to Watch for deforestation on Wednesday, in a new initiative that uses near real-time satellite to highlight forest loss.

Dec 11 2017

South Africa poultry group calls for probe of forced labor in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Africa's poultry industry body has asked the government to investigate allegations of forced labor in the sector in Brazil, the world's largest poultry exporter.

Dec 01 2017

Brazil's 'chicken catchers' are victims of forced labor: report

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people are victims of forced labor and inhumane work conditions in Brazil's booming meat and poultry industries, with some forced to work 20-hour days, researchers said on Thursday.

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