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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

17 Oct 2017

Asian nations struggle to meet global target to lower deaths in childbirth

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It seemed a simple statement: women should not die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth.

17 Oct 2017

Asian nations struggle to meet global target to lower deaths in childbirth

BANGKOK, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It seemed a simple statement: women should not die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth.

06 Oct 2017

From tourism to coffee, young Thais blend profit with social good

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six years ago, Somsak "Pai" Boonkam drew up a plan with two villages in northern Thailand for tourists to stay with local families and immerse themselves in hill-tribe culture. The aim was for the villagers to see some financial benefit from their country's multi-billion-dollar tourism industry.

06 Oct 2017

FEATURE-From tourism to coffee, young Thais blend profit with social good

BANGKOK, Oct 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six years ago, Somsak "Pai" Boonkam drew up a plan with two villages in northern Thailand for tourists to stay with local families and immerse themselves in hill-tribe culture. The aim was for the villagers to see some financial benefit from their country's multi-billion-dollar tourism industry.

04 Oct 2017

Social businesses bring Thai hill products to IKEA, Bangkok supermarkets

DOI TUNG, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since leaving behind conflict and poverty in their native countries, Kam Kampun and Nittaya Soponprakobkit have not ventured beyond the forested hills in northern Thailand they now call home. Without Thai ID cards, their movement is restricted. Their handmade creations, however, are set to travel the world.

04 Oct 2017

FEATURE-Social businesses bring Thai hill products to IKEA, Bangkok supermarkets

DOI TUNG, Thailand, Oct 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S ince leaving behind conflict and poverty in their native countries, Kam Kampun and Nittaya Soponprakobkit have not ventured beyond the forested hills in northern Thailand they now call home. Without Thai ID cards, their movement is restricted. Their handmade creations, however, are set to travel the world.

21 Sep 2017

Feature: Iceland reaps riches from warming oceans as fish swim north

REYKJAVIK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With their shimmering silver bellies and iridescent blue backs, mackerel are striking fish. Sushi aficionados savor their clean, salty taste while superfood advocates prize their healthy omega-3 oils.

21 Sep 2017

FEATURE-Iceland reaps riches from warming oceans as fish swim north

REYKJAVIK, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With their shimmering silver bellies and iridescent blue backs, mackerel are striking fish. Sushi aficionados savour their clean, salty taste while superfood advocates prize their healthy omega-3 oils.

14 Sep 2017

In flood-prone Jakarta, will 'Giant Sea Wall' plan sink or swim?

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia's bustling capital, Jakarta, is sinking faster than any other city in the world. But an ambitious plan to build a giant wall to keep out the encroaching sea has come under fire from fishermen who fear for their catches and homes, and water experts who say it doesn't do enough to tackle land subsidence.

14 Sep 2017

FEATURE-In flood-prone Jakarta, will "Giant Sea Wall" plan sink or swim?

BANGKOK, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia's bustling capital, Jakarta, is sinking faster than any other city in the world. But an ambitious plan to build a giant wall to keep out the encroaching sea has come under fire from fishermen who fear for their catches and homes, and water experts who say it doesn't do enough to tackle land subsidence.

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