Indonesia is one of our nearest neighbours, yet despite many Australians making a regular pilgrimage to Bali, the country is something of a blank. Distinguished Indonesian columnist, broadcaster and journalist Desi Anwar talks to ABC’s Emma Alberici about her remarkable homeland. The author of several books, including Being Indonesian, Desi offers a unique perspective on life at the top of Indonesian journalism and offers insights into the country’s labyrinthine national politics.

Supported by Macquarie University

Emma Alberici (Australian)

Emma Alberici

Emma Alberici is the ABC’s Chief Economics Correspondent and a roving foreign correspondent. Her career began at News Limited's Herald Sun before moving to the Nine Network for 10 years. In 2002 she took a job at the ABC where she’s been 7.30's Finance Editor, a senior reporter on radio and the Europe Correspondent based in London for four years. Emma returned to Australia to host ABC TV's Lateline, which she presented for six years until December 2017. She is the author of three editions of The Small Business Book and is currently writing a memoir.