THE PROS AND CONS OF WORKING AS A FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT IN INDONESIA
DEBORAH CASSRELS in conversation with RAVI SHANKAR
In 2009, Deborah Cassrels swapped her Sydney life for one as The Australian’s first Bali-based foreign correspondent. Peeling back the tourist veneer and working throughout the diverse archipelago, she found herself caught up in a tapestry of beauty, mystery, power, corruption and violence. Her first book, Gods and Demons, reveals a hidden side to the Hindu paradise and the challenges and positives to covering some of the biggest stories out of the country, many directly impacting Australia. From the jailed Bali Nine drug gang and the executions of their two condemned bosses, infamous terrorists, powerful tycoons, cultural protocols and shifting politics, Indonesia continues to fascinate and confound as it enters a more conservative phase.
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