Edition:
India

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

17 Jul 2018

Indian trafficking survivors push for new law, say sex worker fears unfounded

CHENNAI/MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human trafficking survivors are urging Indian lawmakers to support proposed legislation to fight the crime, after an opposition leader said it could be used to target consenting adults working in the sex industry.

16 Jul 2018

Indian trafficking survivors push for new law, say sex worker fears unfounded

CHENNAI/MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human trafficking survivors are urging Indian lawmakers to support proposed legislation to fight the crime, after an opposition leader said it could be used to target consenting adults working in the sex industry.

09 Jul 2018

Corrected: Mother Teresa charity home 'sold babies' in India

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities said on Thursday they have sealed a home run by Mother Teresa's religious order and charged a nun and one other person with baby trafficking.

03 Jul 2018

Lynchings fueled by rumor hit anti-trafficking drives in India

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The public lynchings of at least 10 people in India on false rumors of child kidnap has forced anti-trafficking charities to put their work on hold, fearing they could be targeted.

28 Jun 2018

Global initiatives failing to stop labour abuses in India, activists say

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International efforts to make it easier for garment workers in India to speak out against sexual harassment, dangerous working conditions and abuses are failing, campaigners said on Tuesday.

26 Jun 2018

Global initiatives failing to stop labour abuses in India, activists say

CHENNAI, India, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I nternational efforts to make it easier for garment workers in India to speak out against sexual harassment, dangerous working conditions and abuses are failing, campaigners said on Tuesday.

19 Jun 2018

Across Asia's borders, trafficking survivors dial in for justice

JESSORE, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Neha Maldar testified against the traffickers who enslaved her as a sex worker in India, she spoke from the safety of her own country, Bangladesh, via video conferencing, a technology that could revolutionise the pursuit of justice in such cases.

14 Jun 2018

FEATURE-Which child to school? Tough choice for Indian garment workers

BENGALURU, India, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - H ard-working Vasantamma Kumar had to pawn her jewellery and take out two loans to ensure her children were back in class when term began this week.

17 May 2018

From nightmares to dreams - rescued Indian children sketch life in slavery

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Menacing dogs, violent bosses and a house left empty because its inhabitants are always working - these are the grim images of family life created by Indian children raised in bonded labor.

10 May 2018

India offers garment workers counselling after spate of deaths

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Garment workers in south India are to receive counselling to help them cope with problems from work pressure to sexual harassment after a series of deaths in factories and hostels, a local official said on Wednesday.

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