Marta is a freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker covering Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. She has been based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, since 2012 but her work often takes her to neighbouring countries and to Poland, where she was born and lived until 2001.
Her work has been published in the Guardian, Al Jazeera, LA Times, Foreign Policy, Vice, South China Morning Post, and others.
Marta’s investigations took her into the heart of one of Poland’s most notorious far right groups; saw her hang out with women working for a multinational company linked to a banned sect promoting polygamy in Malaysia, where she also exposed the practice of female genital mutilation; led her to highlight the plight of Nigerian football players trafficked to Cambodia.
When not working as a journalist, she produces communications materials and shoots videos for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Some of her clients include World Wildlife Fund (WWF), UNFPA and ActionAid.
Marta is bilingual, fluent in English and Polish, with very strong French and German. She is available for freelance assignments worldwide.
Email: kasztelan.marta [at] gmail.com or marta [at] ruom.net