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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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26 Jul 2018

Black hoods, kneeling, no sleep - Reuters reporter details Myanmar custody

YANGON A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar had his head covered with a black hood, was deprived of sleep and forced to kneel for hours at a secret police interrogation site after he was arrested with a colleague last year, he told a court on Tuesday. | Video

22 Jul 2018

Myanmar police focused interrogation on Rohingya story - Reuters journalist

YANGON A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centred on their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, not on secret state documents they are accused of obtaining. | Video

20 Jun 2018

Myanmar officer in Reuters case broke police code by copying statements - lawyer

YANGON A police witness in the case against two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets in Myanmar is "unreliable," the reporters' lawyer said on Monday, because he obtained testimony from previous witnesses, in violation of police code.

14 Jun 2018

Witness no-show as Reuters reporters mark six months in Myanmar detention

YANGON A Myanmar police investigator failed to show up at court on Tuesday to testify as a prosecution witness against two Reuters reporters who were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.

13 Jun 2018

Witness no-show as Reuters reporters mark six months in Myanmar detention

YANGON A Myanmar police investigator failed to show up at court on Tuesday to testify as a prosecution witness against two Reuters reporters who were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.

12 Jun 2018

Reuters reporters say deprived of sleep during Myanmar probe

YANGON (This June 11 story has been refiled to fix typo in paragraph three.) | Video

11 Jun 2018

Myanmar defence lawyers say documents from Reuters reporters' phones 'not secret'

YANGON Documents Myanmar police say they found on the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets were not confidential, defence lawyers said on Tuesday, because the information was publicly available before they were arrested.

04 Jun 2018

Defence says Myanmar police withheld evidence from Reuters reporters' phones

YANGON Data that could support the defence of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret documents in Myanmar was missing from police phone evidence submitted to a court by prosecutors, their lawyers said on Monday.

22 May 2018

Myanmar judge allows documents police say came from Reuters reporters' phones

YANGON A Myanmar judge on Tuesday allowed the submission of evidence police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters arrested in December for alleged possession of secret documents, in what has become a landmark press freedom case.

22 May 2018

Myanmar judge to rule on evidence allegedly taken from Reuters reporters' phones

YANGON A Myanmar judge will rule on Tuesday whether to allow the submission of evidence police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters arrested in December for alleged possession of secret documents. | Video

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