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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

17 Oct 2017

"New India" vision cannot be realised unless child sex crimes are tackled - Ram Nath Kovind

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a "New India" - which promises housing, electricity, healthcare and education for all - cannot be realised unless the issue of sexual violence against children is addressed, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday.

16 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Delhi, Sao Paulo seen as worst megacities for sex attacks on women - poll

NEW DELHI/SAO PAULO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five years after the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi, the Indian capital was on Monday paired with Brazil's Sao Paulo as the world's worst megacities for sexual violence against women in a poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. | Video

14 Oct 2017

India urged to target and punish men who buy sex with children

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India must target the "customers" of the sex trade and choke demand if the country is serious about ending the commercial sexual exploitation of children, experts said on Friday.

12 Oct 2017

Landmark Indian child bride verdict may curb traffickers: experts

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ruling by India's top court criminalizing sex with underage brides could prevent thousands of girls being trafficked and sold on the pretext of marriage, campaigners said on Thursday.

12 Oct 2017

Campaigners set sights on marital rape after India child bride ruling

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ruling by India's top court against husbands who have sex with their child brides will protect millions of girls and may propel efforts to make marital rape a crime in the conservative nation, according to campaigners.

06 Oct 2017

U.N. denies India singled out over slavery estimates

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations on Friday defended its new global estimates on slavery after local media reported that India's intelligence agency advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discredit the research, saying it may tarnish the country's image and exports.

05 Oct 2017

Indian farmers bury themselves to protest land acquisition deal

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scores of farmers in western India have buried themselves neck-deep in the ground or are sitting in trenches to protest against what they say is meagre financial compensation from authorities keen to build housing on their land.

27 Sep 2017

India turns to tech with online portal to end child labour

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's government launched an online portal on Tuesday to register, rescue and rehabilitate child workers, as part of a drive to curb the exploitation of millions of minors.

26 Sep 2017

Indian state investigates 'police attack' on female students protesting sex assaults

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday ordered an investigation into reports that police attacked and beat female students with wooden batons during a protest demanding action after a spate of campus sex attacks.

22 Sep 2017

Sonia Gandhi tells Narendra Modi to give women more power

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take advantage of his government's majority in parliament and push through long-pending legislation giving women more power, according to the country's main opposition leader, Sonia Gandhi.


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