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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

Aug 17 2018

Indonesian court rejects bid to stop coal power plant expansion

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indonesian court has rejected a legal challenge from local residents attempting to halt the expansion of a coal power plant on the holiday island of Bali, the environmental group Greenpeace said on Friday.

Aug 16 2018

On Thai island, hotel guests check out of plastic waste

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the millions of sun seekers who head to Thailand's resort island of Phuket each year in search of stunning beaches and clear waters, cutting down on waste may not be a top priority.

Jul 22 2018

Trash heroes and scavenger apps battle Bali 'garbage emergency'

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five years ago, tour guide Wayan Aksara noticed that more and more visitors he showed around the Indonesian island of Bali were complaining about garbage on its once-pristine beaches.

Jul 09 2018

Everybody needs good neighbors: Melbourne moves into community-led housing

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In an ideal world, Alex Fearnside would cycle home from work, park his bike in the basement of his apartment complex in Melbourne city center, then jog upstairs through a beautiful courtyard to his flat, stopping only for a quick chat with other residents in the shared dining area.

Jun 26 2018

Legal fight over Bali coal power plant illuminates Indonesia energy dilemma

CELUKAN BAWANG, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Over the last three years, fisherman Iputu Gede Astawa has watched his daily catch off the northern tip of Indonesia's Bali island fall at an alarming rate.

Jun 24 2018

Kuala Lumpur "living library" bridges generation gap in aging Asia

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A "living library" project in Malaysia's capital is lending out older people's knowledge to the young, to improve the lives of pensioners and bridge Kuala Lumpur's generation gap.

May 25 2018

Unmapped roads raise risk to Southeast Asian rainforests: study

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forests in parts of Southeast Asia face greater threats than previously thought because researchers often rely on data that ignores new roads, which are precursors to deforestation and development, a study shows.

May 18 2018

Greenpeace cuts ties with Indonesian paper firm linked to deforestation

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of Indonesia's biggest businesses on Thursday rejected criticism from Greenpeace, which pulled out of a landmark conservation pact this week after linking the conglomerate's subsidiaries to deforestation.

May 17 2018

Greenpeace cuts ties with Indonesian paper firm linked to deforestation

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of Indonesia's biggest businesses on Thursday rejected criticism from Greenpeace, which pulled out of a landmark conservation pact this week after linking the conglomerate's subsidiaries to deforestation.

May 14 2018

China, India outsource emissions, risking climate goal - study

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A rising tide of industries moving operations from China and India to less-developed Asian countries undermines global targets to reduce climate-changing emissions, researchers said.

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