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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

Apr 27 2018

Indian journalists say they intimidated, ostracized if they criticize Modi and the BJP

NEW DELHI India has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and by some measures the biggest and most diverse media industry in the world. But journalists here say they are increasingly facing intimidation aimed at stopping them from running stories critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his administration.

Apr 24 2018

ASEAN summit to focus on Myanmar, South China Sea but little progress expected

SINGAPORE Southeast Asian leaders will focus on trade wars, the crisis in Myanmar and security tensions in the disputed South China Sea at a summit this weekend, but it's highly unlikely there will be any headline-grabbing progress on the issues.

Oct 02 2017

Bollywood icon Aamir Khan says next film will be biggest yet

SINGAPORE Aamir Khan, the Bollywood superstar with a conscience, says his next movie about a small town teenage girl who uses the Internet to become a singing sensation will be much bigger than his last film, which was India's highest grossing ever.

Jun 23 2017

The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic State

MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines Before they formed one of the most dreaded militant groups in the Philippines and pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the Mautes were a wealthy, political family in the southern region of Mindanao, largely influenced by the matriarch, Farhana.

Jun 04 2017

Unsure of U.S., Asia builds new alliances to counter China

SINGAPORE Several Asian nations are seeking to bolster informal alliances among themselves, regional diplomats and officials said, unsettled by growing fears that the United States could not be relied on to maintain a buffer against China's assertiveness.

Aug 31 2016

Thirteen Indians among Zika infected people in Singapore - source

SINGAPORE Thirteen Indian citizens are among those infected in an outbreak of the Zika virus in Singapore, according to a person at the Indian High Commission in the city-state.

Aug 31 2016

Thirteen Indians among Zika infected people in Singapore -source

SINGAPORE, Aug 31 Thirteen Indian citizens are among those infected in an outbreak of the Zika virus in Singapore, according to a person at the Indian High Commission in the city-state.

Jun 06 2016

Bangladesh heist perpetrators may never be identified-ex U.S. official

SINGAPORE A former top U.S. intelligence official on cyber security has warned that government investigators may never be able to ascertain who carried out a cyber heist that led to the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank in February.

Jun 06 2016

Spooked by Bangladesh heist, Asian security summit works on cybersecurity

SINGAPORE The South China Sea dispute and worries about North Korea dominated an Asian security summit at the weekend, but cybersecurity was also in focus as regional officials sought to improve coordination amid a rise in high-profile hacks. | Video

Jun 05 2016

Spooked by Bangladesh heist, Asian security summit works on cybersecurity

SINGAPORE The South China Sea dispute and worries about North Korea dominated an Asian security summit at the weekend, but cybersecurity was also in focus as regional officials sought to improve coordination amid a rise in high-profile hacks.

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