Meet the executives from Al Jazeera Media Network at Global Pitch 2022!

In the framework of the two-day networking event, Sunny Side of the Doc invites you to meet the decision makers and commissionning editors of both Al Jazeera Documentary and Al Jazeera Balkans to learn more about their mission, objectives, values and their new initiatives and how they can be approached for co-productions and acquisitions. 

About the session

Al Jazeera Media Network seeks to engage, inform and inspire with a wide range of stories from around the world. Al Jazeera Media Network, a leading global media corporation established more than 25 years ago as the first independent news channel in the Arab world.

Today the network’s channels broadcast news, documentaries and digital contents. In addition to Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, these include Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera Balkans, Al Jazeera Mubasher , Al Jazeera English and digital platforms.

Al Jazeera airs high-quality documentary films, covering a wide range of topics; it presents unique stories– enriching the lives of millions of viewers and inspiring future generations of great filmmakers.

During the Global Pitch panel, you will have the opportunity to meet the decision makers and commission editors of both Al Jazeera Documentary and Al Jazeera Balkans to find more about their mission, objectives, values and their new initiatives and how they can be approached for co-productions and acquisitions.

When? 22 February, 2022 - (2.00 PM CET)
Where? Online > Global Pitch platform.

​Take your event pass now! > Register here.

Speaker #1 - Lejla Dedić, Programme Producer, Acquisitions at Al Jazeera Balkans

Lejla Dedić was born in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1972. In 1997 she graduated in Media and Society at South Bank University in London. She has over 20 years of experience working in the media sector. She worked at BBC World Service Trust/Media Action, and since 2011, Lejla has been working at the Program Department of Al Jazeera Balkans as a Program Producer, Acquisitions and Co – Productions and as a Selector for AJBDOC since 2018. 

Speaker #2 - Nejra Kozarić, Executive producer at Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival  


Nejra Kozarić is an executive producer of AJB DOC Film Festival since 2019. Prior to that she worked as journalists and TV producer at Current Affair section of Al Jazeera Balkans. Nejra also worked as a journalist and reporter for AJB-Business Magazine, covering different business/political related stories. She has 10 yearlong work experience on different projects in different backgrounds. Nejra has also worked 4 years as International Relations coordinator for Sarajevo Film Festival. 
Nejra Kozarić has obtained Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies degree at Griffith College Dublin and in October 2015. became Master of Science of Faculty of Business and Economics in Ljubljana.

Speaker #3 - Adel Ksiksi, Manager of Programming at Al Jazeera Documentary


Adel Ksiksi joined Al Jazeera Documentary Channel in 2010. He is currently Manager of Programming and is responsible for the development of plans for strands and preparation of programs’ grid.
He also oversees the global planning effort concerning special events, series, and long and short-term programs’ planning with a view to increasing viewership ratings.
“At AJD, we tell the stories that deserve to be told. We bring real-life portraits of people and places that make up our world — raising awareness and inspiring millions of people. We show documentaries whether they are political, historical, social or cultural, and our mission is to make brilliant films.”

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