association with the present Jakarta bureau head Maria Ressa, Shubert
has also covered major news events in Indonesia, including the Bali
bombing attack in 2002, the fall of Indonesian president Abdurrahman
Wahid and the inauguration of the current President Megawati Sukarnoputri,
East Timorís transition to independence, the resurgence of the Free
Aceh separatist movement, the religious conflict in Ambon, the fall
of Indonesian former President Suharto as well as the student reform
movement. She has also contributed reports from the Philippines
and Singapore, says a company release.
Since she started reporting from Tokyo on attachment from Indonesia,
in January 2004, Shubert has already covered several major news
stories including the controversial deployment of Japanís self defense
forces to Iraq, the Japanese hostage case in Iraq, and the verdict
of Shoko Asahara, the criminal mastermind behind the 1995 sarin
gas attack in Tokyo.
Shubert graduated with a bachelorís degree in Economics from Tufts
University in Boston and speaks Bahasa Indonesia.