I am an independent journalist and correspondent based in South and Southeast Asia.

With over a dozen years of overall professional experience in media, I have previously worked for newspapers, magazines, radio stations and Internet news outlets. I cover South and Southeast Asia, science & space industry, media industry and more and hold a Master’s degree from the University of Warsaw. My dissertation (A) regarded external propaganda of North Korea.

My stories have featured in several titles, mostly in my native Poland, including top weekly magazines: Tygodnik Powszechny, PolitykaWprost, as well as the Focus – a popular science magazine, the Press  a prestigious media trade publication, the Polish edition of the Bloomberg Businessweek, Quartz – a digital global business publication, and the Times of India – the largest English newspaper on the planet.

Having lived in India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia, I have also reported from Nepal, Myanmar and Singapore.

I have won the Leopold Unger Award (2016) granted by Marie Curie-Sklodowska University.

I write in both Polish and English and believe in slow, responsible, quality journalism, questioning more and digging deeper. These days, it is the easiest to spot me in Sri Lanka where I am working on a non-fiction book.

Please, feel free to contact me at:
tom [dot] augustyniak [at] gmail.com

You might also want to read my old Indian blog, the Tandoori Stories, check my LinkedIn profile or follow me on Twitter @Tom_Augustyniak. My blog about South Asia, the Monsoon Stories, is available in Polish.qz