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Anuradha Nagaraj

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

04 Oct 2017

Textile mill under fire after Indian teen dies working for $42 bonus

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of a 14-year-old girl, who went to work for a bonus despite suffering from pneumonia, has renewed scrutiny of Indian spinning mills that supply the world's big fashion brands.

04 Oct 2017

Textile mill under fire after Indian teen dies working for $42 bonus

CHENNAI, India, Oct 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of a 14-year-old girl, who went to work for a bonus despite suffering from pneumonia, has renewed scrutiny of Indian spinning mills that supply the world's big fashion brands.

03 Oct 2017

House calls help Indian medics keep sex trafficked women on HIV treatment

KADIRI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every day the medics quietly enter villages around Kadiri town in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and do their rounds.

27 Sep 2017

Young girls abused in south Indian temple rituals - rights commission

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The practice of keeping young girls in village temples to be worshipped as goddesses as part of rituals in south India amounts to abuse and slavery, the national rights commission said.

26 Sep 2017

Indian Railways wave red flag to stop child traffickers in transit

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On platform number one at the Salem train station in south India, a colourful booth stands out amid the chaos of passengers, porters and vendors.

20 Sep 2017

"Only the bricks count": children toil to help families in Indian kilns

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Families are forced to make their young children toil at brick kilns in north India to make enough bricks required to earn them their minimum wages, a report found on Wednesday.

12 Sep 2017

India sets up centre to help migrant workers in the Gulf

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new resource centre for Indian migrants employed in Gulf states will help reduce the risk of workers being trafficked to fake jobs and exploited, officials said Tuesday.

12 Sep 2017

Pain and despair as Rohingya families in India and Pakistan watch from afar

KELAMBAKAM, India/KARACHI, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a dilapidated shelter in south India, surrounded by squalor, Alakamma Bibi dials her home in Myanmar every few hours.

11 Sep 2017

Lasers, tags and cameras target baby thieves in Indian hospitals

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hospitals in India are starting to tag newborns, mothers and medics as well as installing extra security cameras and educating staff to spot baby thieves amid fears that baby trafficking is becoming an organised crime nationwide.

30 Aug 2017

Trapping girls as trainees in south Indian garment factories to end with legal change

CHENNAI, India, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T rainee workers in India's garment manufacturing hub in south India can no longer be trapped in apprenticeships for years after changes to a 56-year-old law that must be implemented immediately, campaigners and trade unions said on Wednesday.

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