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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

May 12 2018

Insurgents in Myanmar kill 19 in attack near China border: official

MYITKYINA, Myanmar Ethnic insurgents in Myanmar killed 19 people, including four members of the security forces, in a major attack near the main border gate with China early on Saturday, a government spokesman said.

May 11 2018

Myanmar's northern offensive against rebels sparks youthful revolt

MYITKYINA, Myanmar Thousands of young people in northern Myanmar have staged one of the largest protests in years, successfully urging authorities to rescue civilians caught up in deadly fighting that threatens to unravel the country's fitful peace process.

Mar 25 2018

Reuters reporters in court 100 days after their arrest in Myanmar

YANGON Two Reuters reporters appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday, which marked 100 days since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers. | Video

Mar 21 2018

Reuters reporters in court 100 days after their arrest in Myanmar

YANGON, March 21 Two Reuters reporters appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday, which marked 100 days since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.

Mar 15 2018

Myanmar urged not to drag out case against Reuters reporters

YANGON Some international observers urged Myanmar on Wednesday not to drag out legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists, as they appeared in court for the 10th time since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers. | Video

Mar 11 2018

Myanmar builds military bases where Rohingya once lived and prayed: Amnesty

YANGON After driving nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, Myanmar's military is building bases where some of their homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing new evidence from satellite imagery.

Mar 07 2018

'Acts of genocide' suspected against Rohingya in Myanmar: U.N.

GENEVA/YANGON The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday he strongly suspected that "acts of genocide" may have taken place against Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state since August.

Mar 06 2018

Myanmar's 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya continues, U.N. rights official says

YANGON Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims is continuing, a senior U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday, more than six months after insurgent attacks sparked a security response that has driven nearly 700,000 people into Bangladesh.

Mar 06 2018

Myanmar's 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya continues, U.N. rights official says

YANGON Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims is continuing, a senior U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday, more than six months after insurgent attacks sparked a security response that has driven nearly 700,000 people into Bangladesh.

Mar 05 2018

'Forgetful' Myanmar witness in Reuters reporters' case writes key detail on his hand

YANGON A witness in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar told a courtroom on Wednesday that he wrote notes on his hand about where the pair were arrested to jog his memory while giving testimony.

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