Asep Setiawan is a journalist, researcher and academician. His career on journalism started when he join with the largest Indonesian language newspaper Kompas Daily in 1989. Most of the time during at Kompas, Asep was at international affairs department. Asep covered some of international events such as Gulf War in Kuwait, Cambodia Peace Conference in Paris and Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid. After one year in charge of content at Kompas.com in 1999, Asep went to London for joining with BBC World Service on May 2000. After obtaining long experience in international broadcasting corporation, in January 2012 Asep moved to Jakarta as Deputy Editor in Chief of Metro TV. In 2013 was involved in forming Content and Knowledge Management Division and 2015 changed its name to Media Research Center. Asep coordinating qualitative and quantitative research such as survey and focus group discussion. Four books has been written: Jurnalisme Radio, Jurnalis Praktis, Hubungan Internasional Abad ke-21 dan Politik Luar Negeri Indonesia. He holds a BA from Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Padjadjaran University in 1988. In 1994, he received Master of International Studies from The University of Birmingham, UK.