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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

Dec 13 2017

East Africa's healthcare 'Avon ladies' help to keep children alive

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Imagine living so far from a doctor that getting medication for your feverish child involved a day's travel and countless hours of waiting, only to be told the drugs aren't available.

Dec 05 2017

Grub's up! Climate-conscious foodies swap cows for crickets

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After watching locals in Malawi snacking on flying termites, British charity worker Shami Radia opened a pop-up restaurant in London with a seven-course menu dedicated to insects.

Nov 30 2017

Coca Cola, Walmart among global firms joining forces for women's equality

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's Oxford University has teamed up with nine of the world's biggest companies, including Walmart and Coca-Cola, to increase women's financial clout by sharing success stories.

Nov 29 2017

WhatsApp messages by Manus Island refugee win major journalism award

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A podcast made from 5,000 WhatsApp messages sent on a smuggled smartphone by a refugee on the Australian-run Manus Island detention center has won an award for excellence in journalism.

Nov 28 2017

Vending machine offers 24-hour food and clothing for UK homeless

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's first vending machine for the homeless will start giving out free food and clothes as charities in Britain gear up for a cold winter amid record levels of homelessness.

Nov 24 2017

Hollywood actor Michael Sheen plans social enterprise to help Welsh hometown

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood star Michael Sheen has revealed he will shortly launch a community business to help his hometown in South Wales, declaring that social enterprises are "changing the world one business at a time".

Nov 22 2017

FEATURE-Turning poop into power: how Kenyans are cooking up a cleaner climate

LONDON, Nov 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of Kenyans, without toilets in their homes, are forced to endure their neighbours' unsavoury smells and habits in a shared pit in the ground or nearby fields.

Nov 21 2017

British women still taxed on tampons - and paying for domestic abuse

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two years after Britain's finance minister pledged taxes from sanitary products would go to women's rights charities, the campaigner who forced his hand has criticized the way the money is distributed.

Nov 21 2017

Train U.S. doctors and nurses to spot victims of modern slavery, say advocates

LONDON, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With proper training, hospital staff in the United States could play a significant role in identifying and helping victims of human trafficking, legal experts and activists said on Tuesday.

Nov 16 2017

More security needed on Egypt's streets, say women's rights campaigners

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More security is needed on the streets of Cairo to protect women but both men and women need to push for this to happen and authorities need to prosecute those responsible, campaigners said on Thursday.

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