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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

Apr 17 2018

Myanmar to free more than 8,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty

YANGON Myanmar began releasing more than 8,000 prisoners on Tuesday on humanitarian grounds under a presidential pardon, with most of those being released convicted of drug offences but with 36 people classified as political prisoners among them.

Apr 12 2018

Myanmar activists welcome Zuckerberg's 24-hour target to block hate speech on Facebook

WASHINGTON/YANGON Myanmar civil society groups welcomed a commitment by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to tackle hate speech within 24 hours as the social media giant fights messages inciting violence, but urged it to deploy more resources in the country. | Video

Mar 28 2018

Lawyers for Reuters reporters ask Myanmar court to dismiss case

YANGON Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar asked a court on Wednesday to throw out the case, saying there was insufficient evidence to support charges against the pair, who are accused of possessing secret government papers.

Mar 25 2018

As Vatican and China talk, Taiwan looks on nervously

VATICAN CITY/TAIPEI Five blocks from the Vatican, on the bustling, tourist-packed street leading to St. Peter's Basilica, a Taiwanese flag flutters from the window of a third story suite of offices that house Taipei's embassy to the Holy See.

Mar 01 2018

China warns Taiwan playing with fire over U.S. bill

BEIJING/TAIPEI China warned Taiwan on Friday it would only get burnt if it sought to rely on foreigners, adding to warnings from state media the country could go to war over Taiwan if the United States passes into law a bill promoting closer U.S. ties.

Feb 28 2018

Taiwan warns its firms to be wary as China grants greater access

TAIPEI/BEIJING Taiwan on Wednesday warned its companies and people to exercise caution and not rush to China's embrace after Beijing released new measures meant to further ease investment by Taiwan firms.

Feb 08 2018

Earthquake-hit Taiwan city still on edge as rescuers hunt survivors

HUALIEN, Taiwan Scores of aftershocks hampered rescue efforts on Thursday as emergency personnel combed through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed at least 10 people near Taiwan's tourist city of Hualien. | Video

Feb 01 2018

Reuters reporters arrested under Myanmar Secrets Act denied bail

YANGON A court in Myanmar declined to grant bail on Thursday for two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, although their defense lawyer said information in documents at the center of the case was publicly available. | Video

Jan 31 2018

Myanmar to double electricity capacity by 2021 to fill power shortages

YANGON, Jan 31 Myanmar is planning to double its electric power capacity by 2021 by building natural gas-fired power plants, two senior officials told Reuters on Wednesday, in an ambitious move to tackle chronic power shortages in the energy-starved country.

Jan 26 2018

Richardson denies being asked to leave Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

YANGON Veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson denied he was asked by Myanmar's government to step down from an international advisory board on the Rohingya crisis, his spokesman said on Friday. | Video

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