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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 27 2017

The silver lining of disasters in Fiji? Improving the lives of women

SUVA, Fiji (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Cyclone Winston pummeled through Fiji last year, the largest storm recorded in the southern hemisphere, Sofia Talei's taro and cassava crops were destroyed, leaving her livelihood as a farmer uncertain.

Dec 21 2017

'We are ready': Fijian villagers prepare for climate disasters

WAILOTUA, Fiji (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For most of Buisalia Tevita's life, prayers and luck were all her Fijian community could rely on to protect itself from the cyclones, floods or landslides that regularly hit the islands.

Dec 20 2017

For remote Vanuatu islanders, fleeing climate disasters is an uphill battle

SOUTH RIVER, Vanuatu (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Villagers in South River, a palm-fringed coastal community in the low-lying South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, are used to battling cyclones, floods and tsunamis but are now facing a new threat - rising seas.

Dec 19 2017

'Ticking time bomb' as Pacific children bear mental scars of climate disasters

SOUTH RIVER, Vanuatu (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Each time teenager Freddy Sei hears the rumble of thunder, sees rains pound the earth in his small coastal village or watches strong winds whip palm trees, he is gripped with fear.

Dec 08 2017

Fiji urged to end the silence and crackdown on child prostitution

SUVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sera was nine when she was raped and sought help from her family in Fiji only to be told that the attack was her fault and the crime was glossed over.

Dec 07 2017

Fiji urged by U.N. not to overlook people ostracized for having albinism

SUVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Taunted for their pale skin and abandoned by their families, the plight of Fijians with albinism needs to be addressed with the Pacific region having one of the highest rates of the congenital disorder globally, a United Nations expert said on Thursday.

Dec 06 2017

'Where is the justice?' ask climate 'refugees', sidelined from global deal

SUVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vulnerable communities uprooted by climate change are being left out of a voluntary pact to deal with migration, campaigners said, after the United States pulled out of the global deal.

Dec 06 2017

Fears as climate migrants left out of global migration talks

SUVA, Dec 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vulnerable communities uprooted by climate change are being left out of global talks on migration, campaigners warned, calling for greater protection for climate migrants as the United States pulls out of the voluntary pact.

Dec 04 2017

Fiji villagers plant mangroves in race against rising seas

SUVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a muddy beach, under the glaring Fijian sun, villagers living on the banks of Laucala Bay in the capital of Suva carefully plant neat rows of mangrove seedlings as holidaymakers and locals swim in the ocean in the distance.

Nov 17 2017

New Zealand considers visa for climate 'refugees' from Pacific islands

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Zealand is proposing a special refugee visa for Pacific Islanders who are forced to migrate because of rising sea levels, the nation's new climate change minister said, as world leaders wrap up United Nations climate talks in Germany.

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