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Christina Schott has worked as a freelance journalist, analyst and cultural project manager in Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries since 2002. As co-founder of the correspondent network weltreporter.net, she has reported for German and International print and online media, including Stern, Brigitte, Zeit, FAZ, taz, new energy, Deutsche Welle, qantara.de, Art&Thought, Nafas and The Jakarta Post. Her books include the Marco Polo travel guide to Bali, Lombok and the Gilis, the country profile "Indonesien - ein Länderporträt" (Chr.-Links-Verlag, 2015) and "Im Rollstuhl zu den Orang-Utans" (Papierfresserchen, 2018).
Since 2009, she has been consulting for the cultural program of the Goethe-Institut Indonesien in Jogjakarta and Central Java and has written analyses on environmental politics for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation for several years. She started designing events and programs for the intercultural network Jogja InterKultur in 2012 with partners including the German Embassy Jakarta, German Development Cooperation (GIZ), Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Misereor, German Studies Centre at Gadjah Mada University, Combine Resource Institute, Cemeti Art House, Indonesian Contemporary Art Network (ICAN) and Kunci Cultural Studies Centre.
Before leaving for Indonesia with a scholarship from Germany’s International Journalists' Programme (IJP) to join the Jakarta Post in 2002, Christina graduated from the Henri Nannen School of Journalism and worked as an editor at the weekly magazines Stern and Hörzu. She worked for her first time in Indonesia during the Reformasi era in 1998/99 as an intern at the Goethe-Institut Jakarta. Previously, Christina graduated from her master studies of German literature, journalism and psychology in Bamberg, Hamburg and Montpellier (France). She speaks German, English, French and Indonesian and is closely linked with the Indonesian cultural scene, media and NGO community. Her main areas of focus today are society, arts and culture as well as environment, energy and climate change in Indonesia and neighbouring countries.