Trainee foreign correspondent reports from Jakarta elections

31 May 2017

Sophie Volker is a final-year UQ journalism student and a passionate storyteller. She shares her highlights of hitting the ground running to cover the Jakarta governor election during an unforgettable field trip to Indonesia.

In April, I was fortunate to be one of 16 UQ journalism students selected to take part in a study trip to Jakarta.

This 10-day trip to Indonesia, funded by the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, aimed to give us an insight into the life of a foreign correspondent.

It was a whirlwind trip filled with valuable experiences, vibrant colours, interesting characters, and a diverse culture.

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