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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 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.

09 Jun 2018

Myanmar hardline monks vow to stay on Facebook despite ban

YANGON Myanmar's hardline monks will dodge bans on Facebook and keep using it to "tell the truth", they said on Friday, after the social media giant barred several Buddhist nationalists for hate messages targeting Rohingya Muslims.

08 Jun 2018

Myanmar hardline monks vow to stay on Facebook despite ban

YANGON, June 8 Myanmar's hardline monks will dodge bans on Facebook and keep using the social media giant to "tell the truth", they said on Friday, after it barred several Buddhist nationalists for hate messages targeting Rohingya Muslims.

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.

04 Jun 2018

Myanmar lawyer says evidence from Reuters reporters' phones may be 'tainted'

YANGON Evidence Myanmar police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret documents might be "tainted", a defence lawyer said on Tuesday, because at least one phone was used after it was confiscated.

30 May 2018

Myanmar anti-war protesters call on Suu Kyi to act against 'violent' police

YANGON Anti-war protesters in Myanmar on Wednesday urged government leader Aung San Suu Kyi to take action against police who this month broke up a peace rally and arrested them, and raised new concern about freedom of speech.

28 May 2018

Myanmar police witness says searched Reuters reporters' phones without warrant

YANGON Police in Myanmar examined the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret documents without a search warrant after their arrests in December, an officer told a court on Monday, in what has become a landmark press freedom case.

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