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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

Jun 21 2018

Sparkly and shiny, but is your natural make-up free of forced labor?

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Soaring global demand for natural beauty products could be fuelling modern-day slavery as ingredients such as cocoa, vanilla and the mineral mica are linked to child labor while cosmetic supply chains lack oversight, analysts said on Friday.

Jun 20 2018

Chasing shadows: can technology save the slaves it snared?

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Filipina teenager Ruby, a Facebook message offering a job in a cyber cafe across the country seemed too good to be true.

Jun 20 2018

UK supermarket squeeze on suppliers fuels poverty and abuse, campaigners say

LONDON, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of farmers and factory workers worldwide who produce food for Britain's leading supermarkets are exploited and struggle to feed their families as their share of the price consumers pay dwindles, campaigners said on Thursday.

Jun 19 2018

World Cup hosts Russia, Qatar urged to protect migrant workers after spotlight shifts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pressure to improve workers' rights and tackle forced labor in countries like Russia and Qatar that host major sporting events such as the World Cup must be sustained after such spectacles end and attention shifts elsewhere, campaigners said on Tuesday.

Jun 17 2018

FEATURE-Webcam slavery: tech turns Filipino families into cybersex child traffickers

MANILA, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was the half-naked girls running from room to room upon her arrival that made Filipina teenager Ruby fear the cyber cafe job she had been offered online might in fact be a sinister scam.

Jun 11 2018

Adidas, Nike urged to ensure fair wages for Asian workers making World Cup kits

LONDON, June 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sportswear giants Adidas and Nike - two of the main sponsors of the upcoming World Cup - must ensure workers in their Asian supplier factories are paid a fair wage as their share of the production cost dwindles, civil society groups said on Monday.

Jun 08 2018

Landmark U.N. Libya trafficking sanctions need tough follow-up: experts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Landmark sanctions imposed by the United Nations on six people involved in trafficking and smuggling of migrants in Libya sends a strong message to criminal networks, yet Europe must also take action, politicians, aid officials and analysts said on Friday.

Jun 06 2018

Europe accused of failing migrants in Libya as human traffickers thrive

BRUSSELS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising populism across Europe is fuelling human trafficking in Libya where a growing number of migrants are being trapped in detention centers and sold into slavery, aid officials told a conference on modern-day slavery on Wednesday.

Jun 06 2018

No quick fixes for companies seeking to stamp out forced labor: experts

BRUSSELS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Businesses seeking to clean up their supply chains must invest in improving workers' lives rather than relying on technology or short-term fixes, according to campaigners and major companies attending a modern-day slavery conference on Wednesday.

Jun 05 2018

No quick fixes for companies seeking to stamp out forced labour - experts

BRUSSELS, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Businesses seeking to clean up their supply chains must invest in improving the lives of their workers rather than relying on technology or short-term fixes, campaigners and major companies said ahead of a conference on modern-day slavery on Wednesday.

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