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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

Mar 14 2018

Tech companies reliant on mica despite child labor fears - campaigners

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tech companies are increasingly reliant on mica to make products from televisions to mobile phones, yet the electronics industry is largely unaware of the origins of a mineral mined globally by children in dangerous conditions, campaigners said on Wednesday.

Mar 07 2018

Female slavery survivors unite to back India anti-trafficking law

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female survivors of modern slavery are joining forces in India's capital to urge lawmakers to urgently pass a tough new anti-trafficking law that aims to help victims rebuild their lives.

Mar 05 2018

Gangs exploit refugee crisis to enslave people: Nobel laureate Satyarthi

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The refugee crisis has exacerbated human trafficking and modern slavery with global action needed to tackle the criminal gangs now selling people as well as firearms and drugs, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said on Monday.

Feb 27 2018

Tackling slavery online, UK urges web firms to crack down on trafficking

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Web companies must do more to stop victims of modern slavery being sold and exploited over the internet, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, as the country aims to ramp up efforts to tackle traffickers who operate online.

Feb 23 2018

Aid sector needs oversight to stop sex abuse staff job-hopping: experts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The aid sector needs an independent database and whistleblower system to stop workers accused of sexual misconduct hiding such allegations to find jobs with other charities, experts said, as a sex scandal sparked by Oxfam ricochets through the industry.

Feb 21 2018

Prosecutors unite to bolster global fight against slavery

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prosecutors from more than a dozen countries joined forces on Wednesday at a landmark summit aiming to boost the global fight against modern slavery by convicting more criminals and tracing dirty money.

Feb 18 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Airbnb vows to tackle sex trafficking in rental homes

LONDON, Feb 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Short-term home rental company Airbnb said on Monday it would invest in new technology to crack down on modern slavery amid concerns that traffickers are turning its properties into "pop-up brothels" to sexually exploit vulnerable women and girls.

Feb 15 2018

Tech startup gives workers the tools to report supply chain slavery

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving staff the tools to report workplace abuses, including forced labor, should improve data for brands that are striving to ensure their products are slavery-free, a tech startup said.

Feb 14 2018

More children becoming victims of 'brutal' online sex abuse

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children are being sexually exploited, trafficked and sold online on an unprecedented scale as technological advances enable abusers to target victims with impunity, a coalition of governments, charities and tech companies said on Wednesday.

Feb 08 2018

Police raid UK flower farm suspected of enslaving 200 migrants

LONDON, Feb 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police arrested three men on Thursday suspected of enslaving 200 migrants on a British flower farm in what officials called one of their largest crackdowns on the modern slave trade.


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