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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

16 Nov 2017

Megacities get smart but concerns that leaving girls behind

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Megacities of the future will boast high-speed rail, superfast broadband, and green energy systems - but experts on Thursday said they were failing to leave space for one thing: girls.

16 Nov 2017

Megacities get smart but concerns that leaving girls behind

LONDON, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Megacities of the future will boast high-speed rail, superfast broadband, and green energy systems - but experts on Thursday said they were failing to leave space for one thing: girls.

25 Oct 2017

New U.N. powers to quiz firms in bloody battle over land rights

DUBLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A United Nations official charged with defending human rights activists has gained new powers to question company directors in a bid to crack down on a worldwide surge in attacks on people who oppose their megaprojects.

25 Oct 2017

INTERVIEW-New UN powers to quiz firms in bloody battle over land rights

DUBLIN, Oct 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A United Nations official charged with defending human rights activists has gained new powers to question company directors in a bid to crack down on a worldwide surge in attacks on people who oppose their megaprojects.

18 Oct 2017

U.N. executions expert: liberal development kills

DUBLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A United Nations special rapporteur on Wednesday blamed neo-liberalism for unleashing violence worldwide, calling "the liberal vision for development" a killer in the community.

13 Oct 2017

Older Britons joining army of young homeless: report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain faces a ticking time bomb of old people sleeping rough, with more than 200 elderly people becoming homeless each month and their numbers set to spiral, local councils said in a report released on Friday.

12 Oct 2017

Radical action vital to calm 'perfect storm': economist

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As disgruntled voters fall into the arms of promise-all populists, it is time for progressive politicians to get radical and tackle the "grotesque" inequalities that are fuelling extremism, according to economist Guy Standing.

12 Oct 2017

INTERVIEW-Radical action vital to calm "perfect storm" - economist

LONDON, Oct 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As disgruntled voters fall into the arms of promise-all populists, it is time for progressive politicians to get radical and tackle the "grotesque" inequalities that are fuelling extremism, according to economist Guy Standing.

09 Oct 2017

'Capital of poverty': record number of working Londoners are poor according to report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than one in four Londoners, many of them in work, live in poverty due to stagnant wages and rapidly rising rents, according to a report released on Monday.

09 Oct 2017

"Capital of poverty": record number of working Londoners are poor - report

LONDON, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than one in four Londoners, many of them in work, live in poverty due to stagnant wages and rapidly rising rents, according to a report released on Monday.

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