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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

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Violence affects three in four children globally, report says

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From fist fights at school to murder and sexual abuse, each year nearly three in four children worldwide experience some form of violence, which has long term health and economic costs, a report said on Tuesday.

Sep 25 2017

Bonuses widen pay gap between Britain's male and female executives

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female managers in Britain earn almost 27 percent less than their male colleagues and the gap is widening, fueled by large differences in bonus payments, researchers said on Monday.

Sep 22 2017

Peace, hummus and falafels: London restaurant puts Syrian crisis on the menu

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Better known for their taste, hummus and baba ganoush might also be good for conflict resolution - or at least that's the hope of a pop-up restaurant in London that has put the Syrian crisis on the menu.

Sep 20 2017

Ireland's shelter system leaves slavery victims at risk : watchdog

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A growing number of people are trafficked to Ireland to work as slaves in farms, restaurants and car washes, said a European watchdog, criticizing the housing of victims in asylum seeker centers that it said left them open to further exploitation.

Sep 20 2017

Prostitutes, nurses and maids: no gain for British actresses in 100 years

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women are cast in less than a third of roles in British films, often in nameless parts like prostitute, housekeeper and nurse, data showed on Wednesday, with no gains in more than a century.

Sep 20 2017

London's Parliament Square to get its first statue of a woman

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A century after she successfully campaigned to win women the right to vote, British suffragette Millicent Fawcett will become to first women honored with a statue in London's Parliament Square.

Sep 18 2017

Trump's childhood home becomes weekend retreat for refugees in charity stunt

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of refugees stayed at U.S. President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York over the weekend as part of a stunt to highlight the plight of people feeling conflict and persecution around the world, a charity said on Monday.

Sep 13 2017

Malala and Nobel laureates call on U.N. to stop Myanmar killings

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A dozen Nobel laureates, including Malala Yousafzai and Muhammad Yunus, urged the United Nations on Wednesday to use "all available means" to end violence in Myanmar that has forced about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.

Sep 13 2017

'National scandal' as report shows soaring homelessness in England

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homelessness in England has risen by 60 percent in the past six years, fueled by rising rents and welfare reforms, a public spending watchdog said on Wednesday, with 77,000 families in emergency accommodation.

Sep 07 2017

Poverty and state abuse, not religion, push Africans to militants: U.N

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poverty and state violence, not religion, are driving young Africans to join militant groups, the United Nations said on Thursday, after interviewing almost 600 recruits.


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