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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

13 Sep 2017

Tunisia parliament approves controversial amnesty for Ben Ali-era corruption

TUNIS Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial law granting amnesty to officials accused of corruption during the rule of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, triggering angry protests from the opposition and activists outside.

12 Sep 2017

Tunisia parliament backs Chahed's new government

TUNIS Tunisia's parliament gave Prime Minister Youssef Chahed's new government a vote of confidence on Monday after the premier detailed plans to halve the budget deficit and trim the public wage bill in the next three years as part of a reform package.

06 Sep 2017

Tunisia's Chahed names new cabinet after tensions

TUNIS Tunisia's prime minister named a new cabinet on Wednesday, appointing one of his advisors from the Islamist Ennahda party to a new economic reforms ministry in a deal that ends weeks of infighting over posts.

20 Jul 2017

Tunisian premier seeks to restore trust with anti-corruption push

TUNIS Tunisia's prime minister vowed on Thursday to push ahead with a war against corruption to restore trust in the state, adding this would exclude no-one whatever their political affiliation.

22 May 2017

Tunisia forces clash with protesters, one killed, stations burnt

TUNIS Tunisian security forces firing teargas clashed with protesters on Monday after they burnt down two police stations following the death of a young man hit by a police vehicle during protests over jobs in the south.

21 May 2017

Tunisia protesters close second oil pump station in south

TUNIS Tunisian protesters demanding jobs and a share in energy wealth have closed down another oil pumping station in defiance of government efforts to protect oil and gasfields with troops and negotiate an end to unrest.

20 May 2017

Tunisia protesters close oil pumping station after army standoff

TUNIS Tunisian protesters shut an oil pumping station that feeds a coastal terminal on Saturday after a standoff with troops, escalating a weeks-long protest for jobs in their marginalised southern region.

18 May 2017

Tunisia southern gas protests tense as negotiations falter

TUNIS Tunisian protesters threatening to blockade gas production in the south of the country on Thursday rejected a government offer of jobs and investment and moved their protest closer to a pipeline and pumping station.

13 May 2017

Thousands of Tunisians march against corruption amnesty law

TUNIS Several thousand Tunisians marched through central Tunis on Saturday to protest against a bill that would grant amnesty to businessmen accused of corruption when autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali was in power.

10 May 2017

Tunisian president orders army to protect oil and gasfields

TUNIS Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on Wednesday ordered the army to protect phosphate, gas and oil production facilities after protests aimed at disrupting output broke out in the south of the country.

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