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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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29 May 2018

Myanmar lawyer says evidence from Reuters reporters' phones may be 'tainted'

YANGON Evidence Myanmar police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret documents might be "tainted", a defence lawyer said on Tuesday, because at least one phone was used after it was confiscated.

17 May 2018

A year after Myanmar madrassas shuttered, street prayer organizers face Ramadan in jail

YANGON When Cho Nwe Soe went to a Yangon court last month with her husband, she expected he would be fined for organizing prayers in the street without a permit last year, and that they could go back home to prepare for Ramadan - the Muslim holy month.

17 May 2018

A year after Myanmar madrassas shuttered, street prayer organisers face Ramadan in jail

YANGON When Cho Nwe Soe went to a Yangon court last month with her husband, she expected he would be fined for organising prayers in the street without a permit last year, and that they could go back home to prepare for Ramadan - the Muslim holy month.

16 May 2018

Myanmar policeman denies planting documents on Reuters reporters

YANGON A Myanmar policeman told a court on Wednesday he met two Reuters reporters on the night of their arrest in December, but denied giving them secret documents to incriminate them.

10 May 2018

Myanmar policeman who said Reuters reporters were framed details sting operation

YANGON A Myanmar policeman now serving a prison sentence gave more details to a court on Wednesday about how he says two Reuters reporters were framed by police, in what has become a landmark press freedom case for the Southeast Asian nation.

03 May 2018

Myanmar to screen displaced villagers before delivering aid to war-torn Kachin

YANGON, May 3 Myanmar will "scrutinize" the identity of displaced people in war-torn Kachin State to ensure ethnic insurgents do not receive humanitarian aid after weeks of fighting, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

03 May 2018

Myanmar to screen displaced villagers before delivering aid to war-torn Kachin

YANGON, May 3 Myanmar will "scrutinize" the identity of displaced people in war-torn Kachin State to ensure ethnic insurgents do not receive humanitarian aid after weeks of fighting, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

03 May 2018

Myanmar court accepts testimony of policeman who said Reuters reporters framed

YANGON A judge in Myanmar declared on Wednesday that a witness who said two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets were framed by police was credible, dealing a blow to the prosecution in what has become a landmark press freedom case.

03 May 2018

Myanmar court accepts testimony of policeman who said Reuters reporters framed

YANGON A judge in Myanmar declared on Wednesday that a witness who said two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets were framed by police was credible, dealing a blow to the prosecution in what has become a landmark press freedom case.

30 Apr 2018

Myanmar policeman who testified Reuters reporters were framed is sentenced to prison: police

YANGON A police officer who testified that police framed two Reuters reporters has been sentenced to an undisclosed prison term for violating Myanmar's Police Disciplinary Act, a police spokesman told Reuters on Sunday, without elaborating. | Video

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