Step Vaessen


Country: Netherlands

Step Vaessen is a senior correspondent based in Jakarta for the past 20 years. Since 2006 she 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 2011 she published her book Jihad with Sambal.

Step Vaessen adalah wartawan senior yang telah berdomisili di Jakarta selama 20 tahun terakhir. Sejak 2006, ia telah menjadi wartawan Indonesia untuk Al Jazeera English. Ribuan artikel telah ia tulis; temasuk tentang kejatuhan Suharto, perjuangan kemerdekaan Timor-Leste, serta kekerasan agama, politik, dan etnis. Pada tahun 2011, ia menerbitkan buku Jihad with Sambal.

Appearing in

Main Program: Fighting for the Forests

In the last half-century, more than 74 million hectares of Indonesian rainforest have been logged, burned, or degraded, with devastating effects for humans, animals and the land itself. Driven and …


Main Program: Indonesia, Outside In

By the end of 2018 Indonesia will have played host to the Asian Games, the International Monetary Fund and Our Ocean Conference. How is Indonesia’s place in the world changing? …