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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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11 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme

MANILA As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunise one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research. | Video

04 Dec 2017

Reuters Graphic: Risks grow for Rohingya in Bangladesh's teeming, squalid camps

Bangladesh plans to allocate more land for camps housing Rohingya refugees as concerns grow over a possible outbreak of disease in crowded, makeshift settlements clustered at the country's southern tip.

27 Nov 2017

Speaker's arrest puts Indonesia parliament in graft spotlight, again

JAKARTA Implicated in five corruption scandals since the 1990s but never convicted, the speaker of Indonesia's parliament Setya Novanto is a political survivor.

13 Nov 2017

Exclusive: $6 for 38 days work - Child exploitation rife in Rohingya camps

COX'S BAZAR/KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar are working punishing hours for paltry pay in Bangladesh, with some suffering beatings and sexual assault, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has found.

07 Nov 2017

Indonesian court recognizes native religions in landmark ruling

JAKARTA Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Tuesday affirmed the rights of devotees of faiths outside the country’s officially recognized religions, in a move activists welcomed as a "new chapter for religious freedom".Against a backdrop of rising intolerance toward minorities in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, the court said Indonesians would not be required to identify as either Muslim, Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, Buddhist or Confucian on their national identification cards.The ruling reviewed by Reuters followed a legal challenge by followers of some of Indonesia's indigenous faiths.

18 Oct 2017

U.S. knew of Indonesian anti-communist massacre as it unfolded

JAKARTA The U.S. government had intimate knowledge of the mass killing of alleged communists in Indonesia in the mid 1960s even as it failed to publicly reveal the slaughter, newly declassified U.S. documents show.The documents also reveal that Indonesian army intermediaries told Western embassies they were considering toppling then president Sukarno less than a fortnight after the killing of six generals by rebel military personnel that sparked the bloodletting. | Video

10 Oct 2017

Vaccination begins in Bangladesh camps to head off cholera outbreak

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh The World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine on Tuesday in Bangladesh’s camps for Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar, as authorities rush to prevent a major outbreak of the deadly disease.

10 Oct 2017

Vaccination begins in Bangladesh camps to head off cholera outbreak

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh The World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine on Tuesday in Bangladesh’s camps for Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar, as authorities rush to prevent a major outbreak of the deadly disease.

10 Oct 2017

Vaccination begins in Bangladesh camps to head off cholera outbreak

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh The World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine on Tuesday in Bangladesh’s camps for Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar, as authorities rush to prevent a major outbreak of the deadly disease.

09 Oct 2017

'I can't take this any more' - Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar in new surge

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar fled to Bangladesh on Monday in a new surge of refugees driven by fears of starvation and violence the United Nations has denounced as ethnic cleansing.

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