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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

Mar 05 2018

India's child marriage numbers drop sharply, driving down global rate: UNICEF

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The proportion of girls getting married in India has nearly halved in a decade, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday, which has contributed significantly to a global decline in child marriage.

Mar 01 2018

Indian actress' death in Dubai highlights delays in repatriating deceased migrant workers

MUMBAI(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of Indian actress Sridevi in Dubai has highlighted a rarely-discussed issue affecting the families of deceased migrant workers in Gulf countries - long delays in repatriating their bodies.

Feb 26 2018

India TB survivor helps patients tackle society, sex and stigma

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On her train commute to work in Mumbai, Nandita Venkatesan logs on to Facebook to check the many messages she receives every day from young tuberculosis (TB) patients.

Feb 21 2018

More baby girls than boys die in India, as parents neglect healthcare: U.N.

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Parents are less likely to seek treatment for a sick baby girl than a boy in India, where more female infants die within the first month of being born, the United Nations said.

Feb 07 2018

Bollywood's 'period' drama boosts menstrual-solution entrepreneurs

MUMBAI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bollywood's first film on menstrual hygiene, due for release on Friday, has boosted business for entrepreneurs providing affordable sanitary pads to women in India, manufacturers said.

Feb 06 2018

Youth in India take on tribal elders to end virginity test of brides

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vivek Tamaichikar didn't think of food and festivities when he started planning for his marriage this year in western India. He instead started a campaign against the virginity test that elders would impose on his bride.

Feb 01 2018

India's budget promises more jobs and pay to boost female workforce

CHENNAI/MUMBAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India will create more jobs for women, increase their pay and access to loans and improve healthcare, it said in Thursday's annual budget, in a bid to boost a declining female workforce.

Jan 30 2018

Not a dirty word: Indian girls shatter menstruation myths

MURBAD, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After attending a menstruation myth-busting class in her village in India, 13-year-old Dhanashree Kantaram Dhere decided to test her newfound knowledge by touching a statue of a Hindu god in her family home.

Jan 23 2018

Indian police extort transgender sex workers, increasing HIV risk - study

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in India routinely extort female transgender sex workers, which pressures them to earn more by engaging in unsafe sex that increases the risk of disease, researchers say.

Jan 22 2018

Lured with a happily-ever-after dream, Rohingya girls sold in India

NUH, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At 15, Raheema left her home in Rakhine state in Myanmar, crossed two international borders and was sold to be married to a man in India just a few years younger than her father.


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