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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 05 2018

Women show no sign of 'shutting up' about rights, says Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Although worldwide human rights are at risk with the United States ceding its leadership role, the momentum behind women's rights has "never been stronger," former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday.

May 29 2017

Jamaican beaches lure tourists but calls to also make locals welcome

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One recent holiday, a carload of Jamaicans went in search of a beach to have a picnic. On an island with nearly 800 km (500 miles) of coastline, they did not think it would be hard.

Mar 26 2017

Iconic Jamaican beach vanishing as pollution, climate change take a toll

KINGSTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hellshire Beach, one of Jamaica’s cultural icons, has appeared in countless documentaries, movies and travelogues about the island nation. The strip of sand, a half-hour drive from the capital and backed by seafood restaurants, is a weekend favorite for Kingstonians, a place to kick back and “lyme” – the local term for “chill”.

Mar 22 2017

Fighting for sex assault victims, Jamaican activist accused of crossing legal line

KINGSTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Jamaican police made an arrest last week under the nation's cyber crime laws, the identity of the suspect took many by surprise - a women's rights activist accused of publicly naming alleged sexual predators on social media.

Mar 10 2017

A #lifeinleggings: Caribbean women's movement fights sex assaults, harassment

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Caribbean-wide movement to fight violence against women started in a truly pedestrian way - with one woman's walk to work.

Mar 01 2017

Jamaican LGBTQ youths escape persecution in city storm drains

KINGSTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kaci was always what she calls a "girlie boy."

Nov 25 2016

Jamaican women harassed as they 'wait in vain' for justice on police shootings: report

KINGSTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jamaican women bear the brunt of a "culture of fear" intended to intimidate families and stop them seeking justice for thousands of extrajudicial police killings on the Caribbean island, according to a report from a human rights group.

Oct 01 2016

Evacuations in Caribbean as fierce Hurricane Matthew looms

KINGSTON/PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 1 Haiti has began evacuating residents by boat from outlying islands in preparation for Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest storm to cross the Caribbean for years that threatens to wreak widespread damage in the region with flash floods and high winds.

Oct 01 2016

Powerful Hurricane Matthew swirls toward Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba

KINGSTON, Jamaica Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful cyclone to form over the Atlantic since Hurricane Felix in 2007, churned across the Caribbean on Saturday on a path expected to put it over Jamaica and Haiti on Monday. | Video

Oct 01 2016

Matthew strengthens to Category 5 storm headed for Jamaica, Cuba

KINGSTON, Jamaica Hurricane Matthew surged in power on Friday to become the Caribbean's first major hurricane in four years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 160 miles per hour (260 kph) powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. | Video

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