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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

10 Jul 2018

Myanmar court files secrets act charges against Reuters reporters

YANGON A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into its trial stage after six months of preliminary hearings. | Video

02 Jul 2018

Myanmar court to rule next week on whether to charge jailed Reuters reporters

YANGON A Myanmar court will rule next week on whether to charge two Reuters reporters accused of obtaining secret documents, after prosecutors and defence lawyers delivered final arguments on Monday in the pre-trial phase of the landmark case.

26 Jun 2018

EU, Canada sanction Myanmar generals over Rohingya; Myanmar says two are fired

LUXEMBOURG/YANGON The European Union and Canada imposed sanctions on seven senior military officials from Myanmar on Monday, including the general in charge of an operation accused of driving more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.

06 Jun 2018

Safety and 'identity' key for Rohingya returnees: U.N. chief in Myanmar

YANGON Safety and "identity" need to be in place for Rohingya Muslim refugees who return to Myanmar, the head of the United Nations in the country said on Wednesday, as Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an outline deal on returns.

20 May 2018

U.S. aid chief to Myanmar: take 'concrete steps' on Rohingya rights

THET KAE PYIN CAMP, Myanmar The U.S. government's aid chief urged Myanmar on Sunday to take "concrete steps" to guarantee the rights of Rohingya Muslims and to show sincerity in that endeavour in order to encourage hundreds of thousands who have fled the country to return.

18 May 2018

U.S. aid chief reaffirms commitment to Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

YANGON The U.S. government's aid chief said on Friday he believes in American aid engagement and development work in Myanmar, and the Rohingya crisis is an "impediment" to that work, not a reason to scale back assistance.

12 May 2018

Myanmar riot police break up anti-war protest in Yangon

YANGON Riot police in Yangon used batons on Saturday to break up a protest in support of victims of fighting in the northern Myanmar state of Kachin, arresting several of the organisers.

20 Apr 2018

Myanmar police 'set up' Reuters reporters in sting - police witness

YANGON A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to "trap" a Reuters reporter arrested in December, telling them to meet the journalist at a restaurant and give him "secret documents", prosecution witness Police Captain Moe Yan Naing told a court on Friday.

20 Apr 2018

Myanmar policeman describes "trap" to arrest Reuters reporter

YANGON, April 20 A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to "trap" a Reuters reporter arrested in December, telling them to meet the journalist at a restaurant and give him "secret documents", prosecution witness Police Captain Moe Yan Naing told a court on Friday.

08 Apr 2018

Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya refugees - U.N. official

YANGON Myanmar is not ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, said the most senior United Nations official to visit the country this year, after Myanmar was accused of instigating ethnic cleansing and driving nearly 700,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.

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