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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

10 Jan 2018

New Yorker sentenced to 15 years for child sex trafficking

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A confessed U.S. sex trafficker was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday for recruiting young girls online and prostituting them to older men, authorities in New York said.

10 Jan 2018

New Yorker sentenced to 15 years for child sex trafficking

NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A confessed U.S. sex trafficker was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday for recruiting young girls online and prostituting them to older men, authorities in New York said.

20 Dec 2017

Sesame Street to bring laughter to war-hit children in Middle East

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Muppets to the rescue! The "Sesame Street" television show and a leading charity received a $100 million grant on Wednesday to use the Muppets to reach millions of war-affected children in the Middle East.

20 Dec 2017

Sesame Street to bring laughter to war-hit children in Middle East

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Muppets to the rescue! The "Sesame Street" television show and a leading charity received a $100 million grant on Wednesday to use the Muppets to reach millions of war-affected children in the Middle East.

18 Dec 2017

Number of international migrants jumps to 258 million people: U.N.

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An estimated 258 million people are international migrants, a figure that has surged by a half since the turn of the century, the United Nations said on Monday.

15 Dec 2017

Dire poverty in US to worsen under Trump, threatening democracy, top UN official says

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poverty and inequality rates in the United States are alarming, poised to worsen under President Donald Trump and threatening the nation's democracy, a top United Nations official said on Friday.

15 Dec 2017

Dire poverty in US to worsen under Trump, threatening democracy, top UN official says

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poverty and inequality rates in the United States are alarming, poised to worsen under President Donald Trump and threatening the nation's democracy, a top United Nations official said on Friday.

12 Dec 2017

Forced labor uncovered at New York waterfront wedding hall, authorities say

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. authorities have accused two men in New York of recruiting immigrants from the Philippines to work for little or no pay at an historic catering hall in a case of human trafficking happening "in plain sight".

12 Dec 2017

Could fear of "Metoo" backlash silence women's voices?

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nipping at the heels of the #Metoo movement of women recounting sexual harassment and assault is the threat of a backlash against women, a response that could silence the voices speaking out but could be avoided, advocates and experts say.

12 Dec 2017

Could fear of "Metoo" backlash silence women's voices?

NEW YORK, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nipping at the heels of the #Metoo movement of women recounting sexual harassment and assault is the threat of a backlash against women, a response that could silence the voices speaking out but could be avoided, advocates and experts say.

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