Geoff Thompson

Geoff Thompson was appointed the Indonesia ABC Correspondent in April 2006 and is based in Jakarta. It is his third foreign posting for the ABC.

From 2002 to 2005 Geoff was the South Asia correspondent covering India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan from the ABC’s regional bureau in New Delhi.

In addition to his work in South Asia, he also played a key role in Middle East coverage, travelling throughout Kuwait and Iraq with US forces during the war on Iraq in early 2003.

His reporting of the American war against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan won Geoff an Australian Logie award for Australia’s Most Outstanding News Reporter.


One day in Dili

MemoirI WAS NERVOUS and sweating and my stomach was churning. I couldn't help babbling out stupid questions. "So what exactly is meant to be happening today? It's like a protest, right?" The ABC's experienced Indonesia correspondent, Mark Bowling, listened...

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