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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.

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13 Dec 2017

India draws flak for banning "indecent" condom ads on daytime TV

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's decision to ban condom ads on daytime television drew widespread ridicule on Wednesday as a retrograde step that threatened progress on sexual and reproductive health.

13 Dec 2017

India draws flak for banning "indecent" condom ads on daytime TV

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's decision to ban condom ads on daytime television drew widespread ridicule on Wednesday as a retrograde step that threatened progress on sexual and reproductive health.

13 Dec 2017

Abortions in India are 20 times higher than estimated - study

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 15.6 million abortions take place in India each year, with the majority of women taking pills at home without adequate counselling, a study said on Tuesday, calling for more trained doctors in public hospitals.

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.

27 Nov 2017

Female circumcision in Sri Lanka is 'just a nick', not mutilation: supporters

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Members of Sri Lanka's Muslim communities have strongly condemned criticism of ancient cutting rituals performed on girls, saying it should not be classed as female genital mutilation.

23 Nov 2017

All-female police motorbike squad to fight gender crimes in Delhi

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An all-female police motorbike squad is set to take to Delhi's streets next month, a senior police official said, as reports of violence against women rise in the Indian capital.

17 Nov 2017

From football to kung fu, women use sports to score equality goals

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From using football to highlight women's rights in Africa to defying stereotypes in the Middle East through climbing Mount Everest, campaigners said sports have become an effective way for women to smash taboos to achieve greater equality.

16 Nov 2017

Buddhist 'Kung Fu' nuns show London how they fight sexual predators

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buddhist nuns swapped their maroon robes for black belts on Thursday, performing somersaults, high kicks, splits and punches to demonstrate how they are using Kung Fu to empower women in the conservative Himalayas.

24 Oct 2017

When Women Rule: Corporate woman turns village head to bring roads, water and banking to rural Indians

SODA VILLAGE, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the sun begins to set on the village of Soda in western India, Chhavi Rajawat walks through the dusty streets, stopping to chat with residents who emerge from the wooden doorways of their homes to greet her.

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.

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