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Executive Producer/Coordinator of Programmes at YLE Fact and Culture / Finland

Leena Pasanen started her carrier as a journalist in1988 at the Finnish News Agency, first as a reporter and later on as a political commentator in the Parliament house.
In 1993 she joined YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company, where she worked as a reporter, political commentator, subeditor and TV presenter for the current affairs magazine programme on YLE TV1. After that she was the head of documentaries for YLE TV1 years 1999-2000.
When YLE launched new digital channels, she was chosen as Head of Programmes responsible for cultural, factual and fiction programmes in YLE Teema, a channel focused on culture, science and education. She stayed with the channel until November 2005 when she started her work as the director of EDN, European Documentary Network in Copenhagen.
In November 2008 she returned to YLE in Finland as Executive Producer/Coordinator of Programmes at YLE Fact and Culture and is leading a two-year pilot project on 360 degree commissioning.
She’s been a regular expert, tutor and lecturer for several training programmes, for example EDN, Discovery Campus, EURODOC and Television Business School. She’s an EURODOC graduate year 1999 and a member of the international advisory committee of Hot Docs. She’s also been a member of the board