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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

12 May 2017

Cash and chemicals - for Laos, Chinese banana boom a blessing and curse

BOKEO, Laos Kongkaew Vonusak smiles when he recalls the arrival of Chinese investors in his tranquil village in northern Laos in 2014. With them came easy money, he said. | Video

04 May 2017

China's Silk Road push in Thailand may founder on Mekong River row

KHON PI LONG, Thailand China's plan to blast open more of the Mekong River for bigger cargo ships could founder on a remote outcrop of half-submerged rocks that Thai protesters have vowed to protect against Beijing's economic expansion in Southeast Asia. | Video

17 Mar 2017

Between Duterte and a death squad, a Philippine mayor fights drug-war violence

MANILA In the past eight months, a death squad known as the Bonnet Gang has gunned down more than 60 drug suspects in the Philippine town of Pateros. Mayor Ike Ponce has had enough.

14 Feb 2017

Duterte targets Philippine children in bid to widen drug war

MANILA Before Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs had even begun, allies of the Philippines president were quietly preparing for a wider offensive. On June 30, as Duterte was sworn in, they introduced a bill into the Philippine Congress that could allow children as young as nine to be targeted in a crackdown that has since claimed more than 7,600 lives.

09 Feb 2017

Increasing opposition in Philippines to war on drugs - U.N. official

BANGKOK A United Nations human rights investigator says there are signs of mounting opposition within the Philippines to President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, with police operations on hold and the Church getting critical of the campaign.

27 Jan 2017

I'm no Trump, says battle-hardened sponsor of Miss Universe in Manila

MANILA Luis Singson, a larger-than-life Filipino tycoon who has brought the Miss Universe pageant to Manila, has much in common with the man who owned the franchise two years ago: U.S. President Donald J. Trump. | Video

07 Dec 2016

Special Report - A family challenges the official story of a killing in Duterte's drug war

MANILA It's a Friday morning in late October, and Florjohn Cruz's body lies on a metal table at a funeral parlour in the Philippine capital of Manila. A forensics team is about to perform an autopsy on him - his second.

05 Dec 2016

Special Report - Police rack up deadly record in Philippine drug war

MANILA Norberto Maderal and George Avanceña made a fatal choice on the afternoon of October 19, the Philippine police say. The two pedicab drivers drew their guns in a slum in northern Manila and "tried to open fire" at plainclothes officers posing as drug buyers, according to the police report into their killings.

08 Nov 2016

Philippines drug war turns a teeming jail into a haven

MANILA Jason Madarang, awaiting trial on a charge of drug use, is in a muggy, windowless cell in a Manila prison so overcrowded that inmates must sleep in halls and stairwells and share each toilet with 150 other men. | Video

24 Oct 2016

Special Report - As death toll mounts, Duterte deploys dubious data in drugs war

MANILA Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte ended a recent speech in Manila with a now-familiar claim: Two policemen were dying every day in his violent battle to rid the country of illegal drugs.

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