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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

14 Dec 2016

Lost lives: the battle of China's invisible children to recover missed years

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Living in Beijing for 23 years, Li Xue has never attended school, not even for a day.

09 Dec 2016

Factbox: Hidden and often ignored: Five facts about 'urban refugees'

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - They are refugees, but do not live in the camps so often associated with those fleeing war or persecution. They account for around two-thirds of the global refugee population but receive little help from aid organizations. There are tens of thousands of them living in cities like Bangkok, Nairobi and Kuala Lumpur, but their lives are largely invisible.

08 Dec 2016

Philippines HIV prevention policies leave behind men who have sex with men: rights group

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Philippines is not doing enough to tackle soaring HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men by offering greater access to HIV testing and condoms, an international rights group said on Thursday.

06 Dec 2016

Indonesia pledges to protect peatlands to fight climate change, haze

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Environmental activists hailed on Tuesday Indonesia's ban on converting peatlands into plantations but said enforcement was critical to reducing annual fires that shroud parts of Southeast Asia in choking haze.

06 Dec 2016

Asia-Pacific loses steam in efforts to end hunger - study

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Even as malnutrition killed millions of children worldwide last year - with many deaths in Asia-Pacific, the region's progress towards defeating hunger has slowed down, a new study has found.

03 Oct 2016

Insured crabs, tea help China's farmers avoid extreme weather losses

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ma Rongda, a tea grower for nearly 30 years, knows how badly his business can be affected by extreme weather. But when heavy snow and cold hit his tea garden earlier this year, Ma was not as worried as he used to be.

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