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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

Feb 14 2018

Cambodia parliament adopts lese-majeste law, prompting rights concerns

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's parliament on Wednesday unanimously adopted a law that forbids insulting the monarchy as rights groups expressed concern the legislation, in effect in neighboring Thailand, could be used against critics of the government.

Feb 13 2018

Cambodian leader calls rival 'crazy and stupid' over Facebook case

PHNOM PENH Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called a rival "crazy and stupid" on Tuesday over his petition to try to get Facebook to release details of the way the Southeast Asian country's ruler has used social media.

Feb 12 2018

Cambodia deports seven foreigners held over 'pornographic' dance party

PHNOM PENH Cambodia has deported seven out of a group of 10 foreigners who were charged with producing pornography in connection with a party in the tourist town of Siem Reap, a court said on Monday.

Feb 09 2018

U.S. urges Cambodia to take back deportees

PHNOM PENH The United States has urged Cambodia to take back people that Washington wants to deport, a U.S. official visiting Cambodia said on Friday, referring to Cambodians who have been convicted of crimes or overstayed their visas.

Feb 09 2018

Cambodian court upholds conviction of opposition MP

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction of an opposition MP jailed for 2-1/2 years for posting a map on Facebook professing to show the government had ceded territory to Vietnam.

Feb 08 2018

Cambodia court grants bail to seven foreigners held over dance party

PHNOM PENH A Cambodian court has granted bail to seven of 10 foreigners charged with producing pornography related to dancing at a party, a court spokesman said on Thursday.

Feb 07 2018

Cambodian court upholds conviction of prominent land rights activist

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's Supreme Court upheld a conviction on Wednesday on a prominent land rights activist who was jailed for 2-1/2 years last year for her role in a 2013 protest outside Prime Minister Hun Sen's house.

Feb 04 2018

Floodwater released by Chinese dam in Cambodia submerges village

(This version of the Feb 2 story corrects first three paragraphs to make clear families had moved before area was submerged)

Feb 02 2018

Cambodian government criminalizes insult of monarchy

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's government adopted a lese majeste law on Friday that would make it a crime to insult the king and which rights groups said they feared could be used to target opponents.

Jan 31 2018

Foreigners held in Cambodia over indecent dance party test negative for drugs

PHNOM PENH Ten foreigners, charged in Cambodia with producing pornography related to indecent dancing at a party, have tested negative for drugs, police and their lawyer said on Wednesday.

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