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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

Jun 15 2018

Kenya's 'budget for the rich' pushes poor to the brink: campaigners

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A few miles from the resplendence of Kenya's Parliament House where the finance minister delivered his budget on Thursday, Deborah Mwandagina, deputy principal of a primary school in Nairobi's Mukuru slum, is unimpressed.

Jun 14 2018

Child sex for a dollar on Kenya's palm-fringed beaches

DIANI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sixteen-year-old Fatma doesn't bat an eyelid when asked what she has been doing since dropping out of school two years ago.

Jun 09 2018

Poets and models star at world's first refugee camp TEDx event in Kenya

NAIROBI, June 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Refugees turned poets, film-makers, models and teachers sought to shatter stereotypes and inspire a global audience on Saturday by sharing their stories of perseverance through suffering in the world's first TEDx event to be hosted in a refugee camp.

Jun 07 2018

Africans fleeing war top list of world's most neglected, says charity

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six of the world's 10 most neglected crises are in Africa, where conflict has uprooted millions of people, the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Thursday, attributing the continent's dominance to a lack of media attention, aid and political will.

Jun 04 2018

FEATURE-Somali refugees turn plastic waste warriors in one of world's biggest camps

DADAAB, Kenya, June 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somali refugee Adow Sheikh Aden, 32, was mocked when he started gathering empty plastic water bottles, broken buckets and old jerry cans around one of the world's largest refugee camps.

May 29 2018

War leaves one in four girls in South Sudan suicidal: report

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in four adolescent girls in South Sudan has considered killing herself, traumatized by physical and sexual violence brought on by the country's civil conflict, a report by the children's charity Plan International said on Tuesday.

May 14 2018

Forget Pokémon GO, Red Cross augmented reality app brings war to you

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people are using their smartphones to experience the devastation of urban conflict through an augmented reality app which aims to raise awareness of the suffering faced by millions trapped by war, the app's developer said on Monday.

May 14 2018

Pressure mounts on Sudan to pardon teen bride for killing 'rapist' husband

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations and international rights groups have called on Sudan to pardon a 19-year-old girl sentenced to death after she killed her husband as he tried to rape her, saying that she is a victim of child marriage and acted in self-defense.

May 10 2018

Sudanese teen bride who killed husband during rape to be executed

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A 19-year-old girl in Sudan was sentenced to death by a court on Thursday for murdering her husband after he tried to rape her, said campaigners, calling on the president to pardon her as she was forced into a child marriage, and had acted in self-defense.

May 10 2018

Kenya's 'rape taboo' spurs women in slums to report attacks via SMS

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of women and girls in Kenya are using SMS to report cases of rape through a toll-free messaging service set up to help survivors break the silence around sexual violence in the conservative nation, the initiative's founder said on Thursday.


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