Mira Adanja-Polak

Mira Adanja-Polak is internationally recognized freelance journalist and presenter, researcher, activist and author. Mira Adanja-Polak is an independent producer in Belgrade, Serbia – where she is seen on her own exclusive weekly Talk Show which air’s `live’ on national television.

Mira Adanja-Polak hosts her own programme on Serbian National Television, every Saturday channel 1 at 2:15 pm, called "Mira Adanja-Polak and You", where she presents her opinion on certain events and problems. Programme is largely watched and hosts many important personalities from political, cultural and show-business world.

Mira Adanja-Polak is the autor of over sixty investigative documentaries which are shown on Serbian National Television once a month.

She is a journalist with large number of exclusive interviews with famous artists, politicians, businessmen, celebrities and royal family members.

At the annual meeting of Y-peer of the United Nations in Cairo, Mira Adanja-Polak was granted the title of ambassador of UNFPA (United Nations Fund for Population Activities) for year 2009, for continued struggle against AIDS and spreading knowledge about this disease.

Considered by many "the Barbara Walters of Yugoslavia", Mira Adanja-Polak is well known to millions of her countrymen and world-wide. She has interviewed many world celebrities in politics, business and the arts.

Publication Entries

  • International Biographical Centre, Cambridge
  • International Headers in Achievement 1991
  • International Who’s Who of Intellectuals 1992
  • British National Union of Journalist Freelance Directory
  • Who’s Who (Yugoslavia)

Working Assignments

Foreign desk consultant for ITN in London – working on the Channel Four News programme. During the Bosnian Conflict she secured exclusive interviews for the programme with the Serbian President, Slobodan Milosevic, and the leaders of the Bosnian Serbs – Radovan Karadzic and General Ratko Mladic. these interviews were included in special reports on the crisis in Srebrenica. They achieved world recognition and earned a number of prestigious International Broadcasting awards for Channel Four News – ITN.

Field Producer for People Magazine (New York) on  the first visit of Royal familly to Belgrade after 6o years of exile presenting the new elected President Vojislav Kostunica to Western world in special profile, NBC TV’s Nightline programme – covering the visit of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia to her native country.

Contributor for The Dictionary of Art (London) – supplying various articles and photographs on Eastern European Art.

Exclusive Reports for ROYALTY Magazine (London).

Consultant to ABC Television – Pierre Salinger’s Broadcasts – during the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

Publications

“Amerikanci” (“The Americans”) – the result of research into American Society. Published in Yugoslavia in 1982.

Publications about Mira Adanja-Polak

  • Dusan Slavkovic: Biti novinar, Belgrade, 1998.
  • Branislav Kovac: 33 X kako postati novinar, Belgrade, 1988.
  • Srpska porodicna enciklopedija (A-AR), 2006.
  • Povjesnica Milica od Macve, 1987.
  • Monografija Slobodana Sotirova Prijatelji i modeli 1946-2007