Christina Schott has reported since 2002 from Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries. Ever since she ran into the 1998 unrest in Jakarta that brought democratization to the former authoritarian-ruled Indonesia, she has closely followed the social and political developments in the region. She has subsequently covered the consequences of the Islamist bomb attacks in Bali and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami reconstruction, ASEAN developments, religious and ethnic conflicts and the increasing struggle for land use and energy resources in the region. Her main areas of focus today are environment, energy and climate change as well as society, culture and travel.
Before leaving for Indonesia with a scholarship from Germany’s International Journalists' Programme (IJP) in 2002, Christina graduated from the Henri Nannen School of Journalism and worked as an editor for Stern and Hoerzu magazines. Before that, she studied German literature, journalism and psychology in Bamberg, Hamburg and Montpellier (France). Her reports are mainly published in print und online magazines, including Stern, Zeit, neue energie, qantara.de and the Jakarta Post.