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Agustinus Beo Da Costa

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

23 Oct 2017

Six police wounded, one killed in shootings near Indonesia's Freeport mine

JAKARTA Six police were wounded and one killed in shootings that police alleged on Monday were carried out by a separatist group that aims to disrupt operations at the Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesia's eastern-most province of Papua.

22 Oct 2017

Indonesia demands answers after military chief denied U.S. entry

JAKARTA Indonesia intends to send a diplomatic note to the U.S. secretary of state and summon Washington's deputy ambassador in Jakarta to explain why the head of its military was denied entry to the United States, Indonesian officials said on Sunday.

17 Oct 2017

New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

JAKARTA The new governor of Indonesia's capital faced a barrage of criticism on Tuesday for remarks in his inauguration speech that some residents and politicians warned could stoke ethnic and religious tension in the Southeast Asian country.

16 Oct 2017

Indonesia considers ban on 'destructive' LGBT-related TV content

JAKARTA Days after a long-running Indonesian television comedy aired last month, its producers got a letter from the broadcast commission warning that a male character in the show was "dressed and behaving like a woman" and could violate broadcasting standards.

07 Oct 2017

Indonesia police detain 51 men in Jakarta 'gay spa' raid

JAKARTA Indonesian police detained 51 men including several foreigners in a raid on what authorities described as a "gay spa" in Jakarta late on Friday, and some could face up to six years in prison under pornography and prostitution laws.

29 Sep 2017

Thousands of Indonesians hold anti-communist protest in capital

JAKARTA Several thousand protesters led by hardline Islamist groups held a rally on Friday outside Indonesia's parliament to protest against what they called a growing threat from communism in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

27 Sep 2017

'Red Scare' puts pressure on Indonesian president

JAKARTA Indonesian police will deploy as many as 30,000 personnel to guard an anti-communist rally on Friday, as the country’s military chief and Islamist groups stoke fears of a hard left revival in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

17 Sep 2017

Students sent home from Indonesian Islamic school linked to child fighters

JAKARTA Students at an Islamic school that Indonesian authorities have linked to Islamic State returned home after villagers nearby demanded its closure, a school spokesman said on Sunday.

25 Aug 2017

Exclusive - Indonesian militants planned 'dirty bomb' attack: sources

JAKARTA Indonesian militants planned to detonate a radioactive dirty bomb, security sources said, highlighting the rising ambitions of extremists to wreak destruction in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.

21 Aug 2017

Indonesian police name six suspects after labour unrest at Freeport's Grasberg mine

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Kanupriya Kapoor and Fergus Jensen

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