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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

07 Sep 2018

Thai fishing boat slavery in spotlight at Toronto film festival

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The plight of workers trapped in slavery on Thai fishing boats will be cast in the spotlight at the Toronto International Film Festival, with the screening of a documentary aimed at making people think twice about the seafood they consume.

07 Sep 2018

Thai fishing boat slavery in spotlight at Toronto film festival

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The plight of workers trapped in slavery on Thai fishing boats will be cast in the spotlight at the Toronto International Film Festival, with the screening of a documentary aimed at making people think twice about the seafood they consume.

03 Sep 2018

Seoul to check public loos daily as anger boils over 'spycam porn'

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amid anger over 'spycam porn', authorities in Seoul have pledged to conduct daily checks in public toilets, but campaigners on Monday called for stronger regulations on hidden cameras commonly used to target women.

03 Sep 2018

Seoul to check public loos daily as anger boils over 'spycam porn'

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amid anger over 'spycam porn', authorities in Seoul have pledged to conduct daily checks in public toilets, but campaigners on Monday called for stronger regulations on hidden cameras commonly used to target women.

31 Aug 2018

Malaysia's crackdown on illegal migrants puts trafficking victims in danger

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malaysia is set to launch a major crackdown on undocumented migrant workers after the end of a scheme on Friday that allowed them to turn themselves in, but critics say human trafficking victims could be wrongly targeted instead.

29 Aug 2018

Scrapping China's two-child policy boosts hope to end bride trafficking

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China's reported plan to scrap its decades-long family planning policy could help prevent impoverished women from other parts of Asia being trafficked into the country to meet demand for brides, campaigners said on Wednesday.

24 Aug 2018

A brutal assault and rising fear in Malaysia's LGBT community

RANTAU, Malaysia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In her dimly lit room in a Malaysian village, Suki rests on a bed as she recovers from a brutal attack that has highlighted what campaigners say is growing hostility towards gay and transgender people in the country.

23 Aug 2018

Two films, two faces of Asia - only one is Crazy Rich

KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hit movie "Crazy Rich Asians" is grabbing headlines with its depiction of outlandish opulence but another Singapore film is making waves of a different kind by revealing the tawdry underbelly of Asian life.

14 Aug 2018

Malaysian women to be caned for 'attempting lesbian sex'

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Malaysian women convicted for attempting to have lesbian sex will be fined and caned, a prosecutor said on Tuesday, in a rare case against gay people in the Muslim-majority country.

09 Aug 2018

After saying #MeToo, Chinese women fight censorship to push for change

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Battling censorship and stereotypes, Chinese women are organizing online to harness the momentum of the country's nascent #MeToo movement in a push for authorities and businesses to end sexual misconduct.

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