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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

13 Dec 2017

Deep in debt, Indian maids demand living wages

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Muthukani Murugesan faked illness to take a day off work on Wednesday and joined hundreds of fellow maids protesting in southern India for a living wage and better benefits.

13 Dec 2017

Rescued child sex workers in India reveal hidden cells in brothels

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ladder propped against a stained wall leads up into a dark passage on the second floor of an Indian brothel, lined by a series of locked doors. Hidden inside are tiny cubicles, stashed with sex workers' clothes, blankets, cosmetics and condoms.

07 Dec 2017

Children held captive in India to force bonded labourers to work

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rescue of two toddlers in India who were held captive at a brick kiln to ensure their mother returned to work to repay a debt exposes a widespread abuse, campaigners said on Wednesday.

04 Dec 2017

Children raped, burnt into submission in Indian brothels - report

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The brutal "breaking in" of trafficked girls in Indian brothels, from rape to beatings to starvation, leaves girls unable to say "no to anyone" or escape, a new study has found.

04 Dec 2017

India's human trafficking data masks reality of the crime - campaigners

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New data released by the Indian government shows reports of human trafficking rose by almost 20 percent in 2016 against the previous year, but campaigners said on Monday the figures failed to reflect the true magnitude of the crime.

21 Nov 2017

Apps and credit cards aim to save Odisha migrants from bondage trap

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As tens of thousands of families in Odisha begin their autumn migration in search of work, the government is stepping up efforts to ensure their journey doesn't end in slavery.

21 Nov 2017

Game on: in Indian online adventure, players decide fate of trafficked child

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The mission is to save a teenage girl's life. The weapons are informed choices and taking a stand, while at the end the player is asked to take a pledge to help children in real life.

14 Nov 2017

Indian sugar mill under scrutiny for using cane harvested by slaves

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An investigation into the rescue of 28 bonded laborers from a sugarcane field in Karnataka state in south India has led police to one of the biggest sugar companies in the region, according to investigators.

14 Nov 2017

Indian sugar mill under scrutiny for using cane harvested by slaves

CHENNAI, India, Nov 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An investigation into the rescue of 28 bonded labourers from a sugarcane field in Karnataka state in south India has led police to one of the biggest sugar companies in the region, according to investigators.

13 Nov 2017

Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks exposes domestic servitude in India's 'sunshine state' Goa

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When celebrated Indian fashion designer Wendell Rodricks sat down to write his third book, haute couture was not on his mind.

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