Mira Adanja-Polak

 01.01.2017
Autor: Mira Adanja-Polak

    Mira Adanja-Polak is internationally recognized freelance journalist and presenter, researcher, activist and author. She is an independent producer in Belgrade, Serbia.

    Mira Adanja-Polak hosts her own programme „Mira Adanja-Polak – Exclusive“ on Radio Television of Serbia every Thursday at 13:30 on RTS 1, Sunday at 15:30 on RTS 2, Monday at 21:30 on RTS Satelite and Friday at 22:00 on RTS 3. She presents important personalities from political, cultural and show-business world.

    Mira Adanja-Polak is the author of over 200 investigative documentaries, which have been shown in Eastern and Western Europe.

    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.

    She is 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.

    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.

    Exclusive interviews

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

    Interviews include:

    Henry Kissinger
    David Rockefeller
    Lord Carrington
    Lord David Owen
    Robert MacNamara
    Willy Brandt
    Armand Hammer
    Lawrence Eagleburger
    Valery Giscard D’Estaing
    Graham Green
    Fredrick Forsyth
    Peter Ustinov
    Igor Ustinov
    Art Buchwald
    Mstislav Rostropovic
    Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia
    Carlo Ponti
    Sofia Loren
    Elie Wiesel
    Oriana Falacci
    Indira Ghandi
    Barbara Walters
    Dan Rather
    David Bailey
    Kirk Douglas
    Jovanka Broz
    Erica Jong
    Princess Leonide Romanoff
    Prince Michelle Romanoff
    Shimon Peres, long lasting president of Israel
    Bojko Borisov, prime minister of Bulgaria
    Borut Pahor, president of Slovenia
    Ivo Pogorelic, pianist
    Hugo Vickers, biographer of the British royal familly
    Lord Aitken

    Investigative documentaries

    Investigative documentaries include:

    • Risk of Love (New York) – introducing the problem of AIDS in Eastern Europe
    • Hospis – the art of dying
    • File on Russian Csar
    • Russian Cemetery in the West (Paris)
    • Meeting the Son of Hitler’s Assassin (Graf Fon Stavfenberg) (Munich)
    • Life of Aircraft Carrier Nimitz
    • Royal Divorce (London)
    • Christie’s – New York
    • Visit to a Women’s Jail – Killing the Husband (Belgrade)
    • Road of a Drug (Amsterdam)
    • Widow of Communism (Tito’s Wife after 16 years of silence) (Belgrade)
    • Hand of St. John the Baptist (Monte Negro)
    • Woman Without Breasts (Belgrade)
    • Adopting the Handicapped Child
    • Berlin Wall (Before and After)
    • Behind Closed Doors (West on Balkans)
    • Love Letters From Mileva to Albert Einstein
    • Balkan and Yugoslavia 1941-45
    • Television series on AIDS
    • Docummentary with anti mafia iniciator Vincenzo Conticelo in Rome and going back after 9 years to see what happened

    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)

    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