Rien Kuntari is a freelance journalist and Indonesian national. Kuntari spent most of her career with Kompas Daily in Jakarta. During her tenure at Kompas Daily she made journalistic visits in more than 50 countries in Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and the Middle East.
Kuntari was also a war correspondent covering the Gulf War (Iraq 1991), the Rwanda War (1994), the Iraq Referendum (1995 and 2002), Cambodia (1996) and East Timor until its independence (1992-1999-2002). She was a presidential correspondent from Soeharto to Abdurrahman Wahid.