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The Cost of Telling the Truth: A Journalist in Exile

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In this article: Rien Kuntari, CM

Written by Siddhartha Joag, and was originally published in NY City Lens

Nov 21, 2015

After living in hiding for six years in the United States, journalist CM Rien Kuntari is ready to go home. “I don’t want to live the rest of my life as a prisoner or as a political asylee. I want to go home as a free person,” she says. Since 2009, Kuntari has been living in exile in New York City after working as a war correspondent for Indonesia’s Kompas Daily for nearly 20 years. In 2008, she published her eyewitness account of state violence during the 1998 referendum in East Timor, titled East Timor, The Final Hour: A Journalist’s Notes. Shortly thereafter, she was alerted by a contact in the military that she was targeted for assassination. She fled to the U.S. on a tourist visa.

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