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.
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Inspired by Britain's leading role in fighting modern slavery, politicians from Commonwealth countries including Ghana, Kenya and Pakistan said on Thursday that adopting tougher anti-slavery laws and prosecuting more traffickers were top of their agenda.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Punishing web giants for failing to remove child sex abuse and other illegal content should spur firms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter to tackle online exploitation of children more aggressively, anti-trafficking experts said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The arrests of almost 200 people on suspicion of child sex crimes, from grooming to live streaming abuse, have stoked fears about the growing online exploitation and trafficking of children in Britain, anti-slavery groups said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two members of a London criminal gang who used a young woman to carry and sell drugs have been convicted for human trafficking in a landmark case in Britain, police said on Wednesday.
ABUJA/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - By rewarding whistleblowers, boosting prosecutions and challenging beliefs in black magic, Nigeria is ramping up its crusade against human trafficking, backed by millions of pounds of British aid, anti-slavery and government officials said.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A teenage Syrian refugee won a prestigious international prize on Monday for building a school and providing an education to hundreds of children who fled to Lebanon to escape the conflict.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Targeting gangs in Britain who groom children to carry drugs with tough anti-trafficking laws and the threat of life in prison sends a strong message to criminals who enslave others, the country's anti-slavery tsar and police said on Tuesday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women working in Hollywood should seize upon the global outrage sparked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal to demand gender equality in the film industry, said female actors, producers and directors on Monday at an awards ceremony in Britain.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The debilitating scars left by modern slavery, ranging from depression to lost limbs, often fuel the exploitation of survivors' children, academics said on Wednesday, calling for human trafficking to be tackled as a global health problem.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Naming and shaming companies in Britain that exploit workers and dishing out large fines can help stamp out abuses, pressure groups said on Tuesday, welcoming draft legislation aimed at closing loopholes that allow modern slavery to flourish.