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Desi Anwar is an Indonesian columnist, senior anchor, journalist and the host of Insight with Desi Anwar on CNN Indonesia. She started her television career as a reporter, anchor and producer with Indonesia’s first commercial television channel and pioneered the country’s leading primetime news program, Seputar Indonesia. She also hosted her own show, Face2Face with Desi Anwar, giving her the opportunity to interview international figures. She is the author of several books featuring her writing, photography and philosophical musings in both English and Indonesian, including Being Indonesian - Life, Strife and the Pursuit of Democracy and Faces and Places, a collection of essays on travel.