I am a political scientist, 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. I hold a Master’s degree from the University of Warsaw, my dissertation (A) regarded external propaganda of North Korea.
My articles have been published in several titles, mostly in my native Poland, including Tygodnik Powszechny, the Wprost weekly, Focus – a popular science magazine, Press – a media trade magazine, the Polish edition of the Bloomberg Businessweek, Quartz – a digital global business publication, and the Times of India.
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