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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

21 Mar 2018

Reuters reporters in court 100 days after their arrest in Myanmar

YANGON Two Reuters reporters appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday, which marked 100 days since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers. | Video

21 Mar 2018

Reuters reporters in court 100 days after their arrest in Myanmar

YANGON, March 21 Two Reuters reporters appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday, which marked 100 days since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.

14 Mar 2018

Myanmar urged not to drag out case against Reuters reporters

YANGON Some international observers urged Myanmar on Wednesday not to drag out legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists, as they appeared in court for the 10th time since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers. | Video

12 Mar 2018

Myanmar builds military bases where Rohingya once lived and prayed: Amnesty

YANGON After driving nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, Myanmar's military is building bases where some of their homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing new evidence from satellite imagery.

07 Mar 2018

"Acts of genocide" suspected against Rohingya in Myanmar - U.N.

GENEVA/YANGON The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday he strongly suspected that "acts of genocide" may have taken place against Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state since August.

06 Mar 2018

Myanmar's 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya continues, U.N. rights official says

YANGON Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims is continuing, a senior U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday, more than six months after insurgent attacks sparked a security response that has driven nearly 700,000 people into Bangladesh.

06 Mar 2018

Myanmar's 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya continues, U.N. rights official says

YANGON Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims is continuing, a senior U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday, more than six months after insurgent attacks sparked a security response that has driven nearly 700,000 people into Bangladesh.

28 Feb 2018

'Forgetful' Myanmar witness in Reuters reporters' case writes key detail on his hand

YANGON A witness in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar told a courtroom on Wednesday that he wrote notes on his hand about where the pair were arrested to jog his memory while giving testimony.

21 Feb 2018

Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters reporters' arrest: defence

YANGON The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the pair were arrested, a defence lawyer said.

20 Feb 2018

Bangladesh, Myanmar officials visit Rohingya trapped at border

DHAKA/YANGON Myanmar and Bangladeshi representatives held talks about 5,300 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between their two countries and visited the area on Tuesday, officials and Rohingya refugees told Reuters.

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