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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

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.

May 11 2018

10 years after Sichuan, China transforms quake preparedness, but Asia lags

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One decade after an earthquake killed almost 70,000 people, China's investment in disaster preparedness means a similar tragedy is unlikely, said experts who urged other Asian nations to follow suit.

May 07 2018

Migrant workers sent $256 billion home to Asia-Pacific last year: U.N.

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Migrant workers from the Asia-Pacific region sent $256 billion home last year, but more needs to be done to cut costs and make money transfers easier, said a United Nations report on Monday.

Apr 29 2018

With warning drums and river clean-ups, Indonesian women head off disasters

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Whenever heavy rains come at night in her neighborhood in the ancient Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, schoolteacher Muryani remembers the worst floods she experienced, almost 35 years ago.

Apr 24 2018

Asian Games to boost Indonesia's war on forest fires : official

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia's choking annual haze will be limited this year by the pressure of hosting the Asian Games and a new approach to preventing forest fires, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Apr 24 2018

Palm buyers urged to work on sustainability, not ban vegetable oil

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buyers are wrong to remove palm oil from their products and should instead focus on working with sustainability schemes and smallholder farmers, an Indonesia-based conservation organization said on Tuesday.

Apr 23 2018

Indonesia environment minister rebuffs groups who want more forest preserved

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia's environment minister on Monday rebuffed conservationists who want the government to add secondary forests to its moratorium on issuing new licenses to use land designated as primary forest.

Apr 23 2018

Australia confident of 'beating' Paris climate deal targets, says minister

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Australia is confident of not only meeting, but beating, its carbon emissions targets agreed to under the Paris climate agreement, the country's environment minister said on Monday.

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