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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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12 Dec 2017

Hijab-clad girls dance on streets of Kerala to take on trolls

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "Flash mobs" of young women have taken to the streets in southern India to protest against the online trolling of three hijab-clad college students who danced in public to promote an HIV awareness campaign.

08 Dec 2017

Calls to crackdown on people paying from just $1.50 for child sex in India

MUMBAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian authorities are facing mounting pressure to crackdown on people paying to have sex with children with a politician from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rallying for public support to call for tougher action.

06 Dec 2017

Police rescue of enslaved Indian girl prompts probe of upmarket homes

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police will investigate if upmarket homes in southern India are hiding child labourers after rescuing a 13-year-old girl who was enslaved for four years, as demand for domestic workers soars.

15 Nov 2017

From streets to smartphones: India grapples with online rape

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a busy afternoon in the southern Indian city of Visakhapatnam last month, a young man raped a destitute woman on a pavement. Many pedestrians walked by as he forced himself on the woman, but a few paused - to record the rape on their smartphones.

15 Nov 2017

FEATURE-From streets to smartphones: India grapples with online rape

MUMBAI, Nov 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a busy afternoon in the southern Indian city of Visakhapatnam last month, a young man raped a destitute woman on a pavement. Many pedestrians walked by as he forced himself on the woman, but a few paused - to record the rape on their smartphones.

14 Nov 2017

Jailed in UAE for popping banned painkiller, Indian workers seek mercy

JAGTIAL, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Lakshmi Motam sent 20 tramadol tablets from her south Indian village to her laborer husband in Dubai, she didn't realize the pain relief pills would land him in jail.

08 Nov 2017

India's rape survivors degraded by 'finger test' despite reforms, report says

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five years after a fatal Delhi bus rape, more Indian women are reporting attacks but are often humiliated by police and medics or intimidated to withdraw cases, activists said on Wednesday.

03 Nov 2017

Deaths at NTPC power station raise concerns over workers' safety

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The deaths of 26 workers in an explosion at a government-run power plant in Uttar Pradesh has highlighted safety concerns for daily wage workers tasked with high-risk jobs, campaigners said.

01 Nov 2017

India workers promised jobs in Kuwait arrested at airport with fake tickets

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mumbai police have arrested 30 men trying to fly to Kuwait on fake tickets and visas and are looking for the unlicensed recruitment agents who charged them 100,000 rupees ($1,500) to arrange their travel to jobs in the Gulf state.

30 Oct 2017

India workers rescued from farm after toiling 15 hour days for seven years

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 25 workers, including children, who worked 15 hour days for seven years, were rescued at the weekend at Baran in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in a rare crackdown on farms where forced labour is rampant.

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