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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

Cambodian curbs on election news could smother debate, U.N. warns

PHNOM PENH Vaguely worded Cambodian media rules could bring sweeping restrictions that prevent journalists reporting on controversial issues in the run-up to a general election, U.N. rights monitors warned on Friday.

Jun 14 2018

Crackdown and cash: Hun Sen's recipe for victory in Cambodian poll

PHNOM PENH Drenched in sweat and more than an hour into a speech urging 16,000 garment factory workers to vote for the ruling party, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia revived the restless crowd by announcing that everyone would receive a cash gift.

Jun 13 2018

U.S. sanctions Cambodia PM's top bodyguard over rights abuses

PHNOM PENH The United States has imposed sanctions on the commander of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's bodyguards, accusing him of using force to menace opponents for decades, the first member of the leader's inner circle to be blacklisted by Washington.

Jun 06 2018

In Cambodia, stalled Chinese casino resort embodies Silk Road secrecy, risks

BOTUM SAKOR, Cambodia The Dara Sakor Seashore Resort seems a long way off the new Silk Road that China is building to connect Asia with Europe. | Video

May 24 2018

In Cambodia's capital, Chinese buyers pump luxury property bubble

PHNOM PENH Guo Qirui, 30, says it's a lonely journey when he goes home to his rented luxury condominium in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, the country where the Chinese retail executive has lived for nearly half a decade.

May 18 2018

New owner says will sustain legacy of Cambodian newspaper

PHNOM PENH The new owner of Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post newspaper said on Friday he had saved the English-language daily from closure and rejected fears the sale threatened media freedom.

May 17 2018

Cambodians show government support by changing Facebook pictures before election

PHNOM PENH Hundreds of Cambodians have changed profile pictures on Facebook in support of a government campaign to show their intention of choosing "stability" in general elections, despite widespread concerns that the July vote will not be free or fair.

May 14 2018

Cambodia polls organizer hails multi-party democracy as registration ends

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's National Election Committee (NEC) on Monday hailed the prospect of multi-party democracy with the registration of 20 parties for a July general election that the main opposition party has been prevented from contesting.

May 09 2018

Foreign journalists quit Cambodia paper in protest at perceived interference

As many as 13 foreign journalists resigned from Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post newspaper this week in protest at what they called editorial interference following its sale to a Malaysian businessman.

May 09 2018

Foreign reporters quit newspaper in Cambodia en masse after sale

PHNOM PENH As many as 13 foreign journalists have resigned en masse from a Cambodian newspaper, the Phnom Penh Post, in protest at what they called editorial interference following its sale to a Malaysian businessman.

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