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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.

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19 Jun 2018

Across Asia's borders, trafficking survivors dial in for justice

JESSORE, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Neha Maldar testified against the traffickers who enslaved her as a sex worker in India, she spoke from the safety of her own country, Bangladesh, via video conferencing, a technology that could revolutionize the pursuit of justice in such cases.

19 Jun 2018

FEATURE-Across Asia's borders, trafficking survivors dial in for justice

JESSORE, Bangladesh, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W hen Neha Maldar testified against the traffickers who enslaved her as a sex worker in India, she spoke from the safety of her own country, Bangladesh, via video conferencing, a technology that could revolutionise the pursuit of justice in such cases.

14 Jun 2018

FEATURE-Which child to school? Tough choice for Indian garment workers

BENGALURU, India, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - H ard-working Vasantamma Kumar had to pawn her jewellery and take out two loans to ensure her children were back in class when term began this week.

17 May 2018

From nightmares to dreams - rescued Indian children sketch life in slavery

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Menacing dogs, violent bosses and a house left empty because its inhabitants are always working - these are the grim images of family life created by Indian children raised in bonded labor.

09 May 2018

India offers garment workers counseling after spate of deaths

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Garment workers in south India are to receive counseling to help them cope with problems from work pressure to sexual harassment after a series of deaths in factories and hostels, a local official said on Wednesday.

09 May 2018

India offers garment workers counselling after spate of deaths

CHENNAI, India, May 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Garment workers in south India are to receive counselling to help them cope with problems from work pressure to sexual harassment after a series of deaths in factories and hostels, a local official said on Wednesday.

02 May 2018

Glitzy shopping malls spotlight bonded labor in south India

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shoppers at malls in the Indian city of Bengaluru may have gotten more than they bargained for on Labour Day, as campaigners used the occasion to highlight the plight of victims of modern slavery.

27 Apr 2018

Indian workers dying on World Bank-backed tea plantations, say campaigners

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least six workers have died in the last two years on Indian tea plantations that are partly financed by the World Bank, charities said on Friday in an official complaint.

26 Apr 2018

Campaigners concerned as India delays tough new anti-trafficking law

CHENNAI/MUMBAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a sex trafficking survivor, Lilufa Bibi was hoping that India would enact a new legislation aimed at helping thousands trapped in modern slavery. But lawmakers failed to table the bill in the last session of parliament, which ended this month.

24 Apr 2018

Five years after Rana Plaza disaster, many workers face 'unacceptably dangerous' conditions

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Although safety is a higher priority five years on from the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh that killed 1,135 garment workers, dangerous conditions persist in smaller factories, campaigners said.

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