United States

Umberto Bacchi

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

Dec 05 2017

U.N.'s World Food Programme says to stop food aid to eastern Ukraine

KIEV (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nation's food agency said on Tuesday it will stop providing food aid to conflict-affected people in the eastern part of Ukraine at the end of February due to a lack of funding, despite a rising number of people going hungry.

Nov 21 2017

Mind your language: Could rappers and poets help reshape the migration debate?

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Loaded words like hordes, swarms and waves have poisoned the global discourse on migrants, fuelling fears instead of highlighting potential economic benefits, experts said on Tuesday, calling for an overhaul of the migration narrative.

Nov 16 2017

From skinheads to street art: homeless tour guides walk away from the streets

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When he moved to London after university, Pete had a well-paid job, a girlfriend and a roof over his head. Three years later, he lost it all in the space of a few months.

Nov 15 2017

Moldova eyes blockchain to end child trafficking

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Moldova, Europe's poorest country, is looking to use blockchain, the digital tool behind the cryptocurrency bitcoin, to stamp out child trafficking with help from United Nations experts, a government official said on Wednesday.

Nov 13 2017

Pale, male and stale: older white men dominate UK charity boards

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - White, older men dominate leadership roles in most British charities, which are missing out on fresh skills and ideas to better assist the people they support, a report said on Monday.

Nov 12 2017

Ticket to heaven: activists pluck LGBT people from danger

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Oct 31 2017

British charity Oxfam dismisses 22 staff over sexual abuse

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British aid agency Oxfam said it had dismissed 22 members of staff over allegations of sexual abuse in the past year, as campaigners called on governments to strengthen oversight of aid groups they fund.

Oct 25 2017

Wanted: 11 million professionals to save Africa from 'disaster'

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africa needs 11 million more doctors, nurses and teachers by 2030 to prevent a "social and economic disaster" that could propel millions to migrate, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Oct 25 2017

Indonesia warned about price of palm oil on environment

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia is exacerbating the effects of climate change by swapping its rainforest for palm plantations in a switch that could make water more scarce and wildfires more common, scientists said on Wednesday.

Oct 23 2017

Britain lobbies for transgender rights - without dropping word "women"

LONDON, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is seeking to extend to transgender people protection granted to women in pregnancy by a U.N. treaty but has not asked for the term "pregnant women" be dropped from the text, the government said on Monday after controversy over its wording.


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