Step Vaessen


Country: Netherlands

Step Vaessen is a senior correspondent who has been based in Jakarta for the past 20 years. From 1997 until 2006, she reported for Dutch media from Indonesia and Asia, and since then has been an Indonesia correspondent for Al Jazeera English. In thousands of reports, she’s covered topics including the fall of Suharto, Timor-Leste’s independence struggle, and religious, political and ethnic violence. In 2001 she published her book, Jihad with Sambal.

Step Vaessen adalah Koresponden senior yang sudah 20 tahun tinggal di Jakarta. Dari tahun 1997 hingga 2006, Ia meliput untuk sebuah media Belanda dari Indonesia dan Asia, dan sejak saat itu, Ia diangkat menjadi Koresponden Indonesia untuk Al Jazeera English. Dari ribuan laporan beritanya, Ia meliput berbagai topik termasuk jatuhnya Presiden Soeharto, perjuangan kemerdekaan Timor Leste, dan kekerasan agama, politik, dan etnis. Ia menerbitkan bukunya, Jihad with Sambal di tahun 2001.

Appearing in

Main Program: Banda Tales

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Main Program: Where We Get Our News

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Main Program: Aftermath

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