I’m a freelance journalist and analyst currently based in Brazil. I’m originally from Western Canada and upstate New York. 

Previously I’ve reported from the Middle East, eastern and western Europe, the Caucasus and North America. I also wrote a book in 2021 entitled Cultworld

I covered the US presidential primary in New Hampshire in the summer of 2015. Prior to that I served as managing editor of The Enterprise-Bulletin weekly newspaper in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.

I’ve reported from the former-Soviet Republic of Georgia south of Russia, Israel, Palestine, Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, France, Germany, Hungary, Costa Rica, Poland, Ukraine and various locations in Western and Eastern Canada.

I also taught English in Georgia in 2012 while shooting the documentary This is Georgia.

I’ve reported for and contributed to various outlets including BBCReuters, The National Interest, Washington Examiner, Mediaite, The Hill, First Things magazine, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, The Russell Kirk CenterIl Giornale (Italy), Religion Unplugged, New Statesman, Arc Digital, The Federalist, Spectator USA, The Week, The American ConservativeNational Newswatch, Toronto Sun, The Halifax Chronicle Herald and Roads & Kingdoms.

In the relationship and self-development category, I also contribute to Ideapod, Hack Spirit, Nomadrs, Love Connection and The National Council for Research on Women

Journalism has taken me into a lot of interesting places and situations, including sporting events, economic discussion panels with neoliberals in Washington, DC, gatherings of white nationalists in Hungary and Hasidic pilgrims in Ukraine, press conferences with Donald Trump, around separatist regions in the Caucasus, through muddy jungle roads in the Brazilian Amazon during the COVID pandemic, mingling in crowds of hundreds of Elvis Presley impersonators in central Ontario and to rodeos in small town northern Canada where the opening act was lighting the ground on fire.

Journalism—when it really gets going—is rarely dull. 

If you have a tip, question or comment e-mail me at paul.rowan.brian@gmail.com or tweet me. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn and take a look at my YouTube channel.

Also don’t forget to sign up for my Substack newsletter the Tales of Paul Pablo Paulo

Thanks for visiting!


3 Responses to About

  1. Fran says:

    Dear Paul,

    I just read your article “ Why is spiritual awakening so painful?”, and wanted to thank you for it because, finally, I’ve found the words that reflect what I’m going through.

    Something shifted within me when I finish reading it. I felt relief, understanding, peace, and healing.

    Know that you’ve meaningfully helped another human and may this article help many others.



  2. Martin says:

    Hi Paul, I enjoyed reading ‘The veteran and the monks’, please write more! Cheers from the east of England.

  3. Marin Tomuta says:

    Regarding your memorial article on the Ceausescu’s last daysg I hope you are reporting just the facts, because I have doubts as to whether they were executed. There are rumors they retired in Cuba. And I kind of believe them. (I am born in ’83 in Romania, parents left for the US in ’90.)
    Your article is about a month overdue though.
    Anyways, I would like to sarcastically thank you for keeping the past alive. And as one angry Germanized Jew said: the bigger the lie, the more believable it is (for fools).
    So, I’d like to say this: if there is a God, may we all eat our own words. And if there isn’t, let there be chaos and war.
    Peace within.

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