Marie Dhumieres


Marie is a journalist in Jakarta, covering political and social issues in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. She was previously based in the Middle-East and the Western Balkans. Her work has appeared in English and French language publications across the world. She holds a Masters in Journalism from City University, London, and a degree in Political Science from Sciences Po, Aix-en-Provence. She speaks French, Spanish and Arabic.

Five years on, Kosovo still faces giant hurdles


Despite warming relations with Belgrade, the former Serbian province remains isolated in the world.

The World

The EU gets a new member

Serbia’s richest man goes on trial


Ghosts of ethnic cleansing: Bosnia census revives rifts


Jakarta threatens toilet scrubbing as punishment for jaywalking and littering

Meet Jokowi: Metallica fan, front-runner for the Indonesian presidency


Dubbed ‘Indonesia’s Obama,’ the Jakarta governor enjoys a strong lead in the polls, but hasn’t yet agreed to run.

How a poor, war-weary tropical country produced its first Olympic skier

Move over, Jamaican bobsledders. Yohan Goutt-Goncalves is one of history’s least likely Olympians.

These orange, ‘alien looking’ vessels are transporting refugees out of Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott deploys his solution for asylum seekers: Send them back.

For endangered wildlife, this Indonesian zoo can be akin to a death sentence

If there’s a hell for animals, it is this zoo in Indonesia

In Saudi Arabia, Indonesian maids are on death row for sorcery


But after one maid’s decapitation, Indonesia has finally won some rights for these slave-like workers.