Dutch journalist Step Vaessen (b. 1965) has lived in Indonesia since 1997. Having completed her studies in psychology, she began working for Dutch public broadcaster NOS in 1994, and later became its Southeast Asian correspondent following a move to Jakarta in 1996. Since 2006, she has worked for Al-Jazeera's English language channel. The author of a blog on the Al-Jazeera website, she also is also on Twitter.