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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

Nov 16 2017

From football to kung fu, women use sports to score equality goals

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From using football to highlight women's rights in Africa to defying stereotypes in the Middle East through climbing Mount Everest, campaigners said sports have become an effective way for women to smash taboos to achieve greater equality.

Nov 16 2017

Buddhist 'Kung Fu' nuns show London how they fight sexual predators

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buddhist nuns swapped their maroon robes for black belts on Thursday, performing somersaults, high kicks, splits and punches to demonstrate how they are using Kung Fu to empower women in the conservative Himalayas.

Oct 23 2017

When Women Rule: Corporate woman turns village head to bring roads, water and banking to rural Indians

SODA VILLAGE, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the sun begins to set on the village of Soda in western India, Chhavi Rajawat walks through the dusty streets, stopping to chat with residents who emerge from the wooden doorways of their homes to greet her.

Oct 16 2017

'New India' vision cannot be realized unless child sex crimes are tackled: president

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a "New India" - which promises housing, electricity, healthcare and education for all - cannot be realized unless the issue of sexual violence against children is addressed, India's president said on Monday.

Oct 16 2017

Exclusive: Delhi, Sao Paulo seen as worst megacities for sex attacks on women - poll

NEW DELHI/SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five years after the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi, the Indian capital was on Monday paired with Brazil's Sao Paulo as the world's worst megacities for sexual violence against women in a poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. | Video

Oct 13 2017

India urged to target and punish men who buy sex with children

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India must target the "customers" of the sex trade and choke demand if the country is serious about ending the commercial sexual exploitation of children, experts said on Friday.

Oct 12 2017

Landmark Indian child bride verdict may curb traffickers: experts

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ruling by India's top court criminalizing sex with underage brides could prevent thousands of girls being trafficked and sold on the pretext of marriage, campaigners said on Thursday.

Oct 11 2017

Campaigners set sights on marital rape after India child bride ruling

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ruling by India's top court against husbands who have sex with their child brides will protect millions of girls and may propel efforts to make marital rape a crime in the conservative nation, according to campaigners.

Oct 06 2017

U.N. denies India singled out over slavery estimates

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations on Friday defended its new global estimates on slavery after local media reported that India's intelligence agency advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discredit the research, saying it may tarnish the country's image and exports.

Oct 04 2017

Indian farmers bury themselves to protest land acquisition deal

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scores of farmers in western India have buried themselves neck-deep in the ground or are sitting in trenches to protest against what they say is meager financial compensation from authorities keen to build housing on their land.

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