Leena Pasanen — As Director of European Documentary Network, EDN, Leena Pasanen is well
known to professionals working in documentary film and television. Pasanen started her career at
the Finnish News Agency as a reporter and a political commentator. She later joined YLE, Finnish
Broadcasting Company, where she held a myriad roles including Head of Documentaries for YLE
TV1. Before moving to EDN in 2005, Pasanen was Head of Programs for YLE Teema, a channel
focused on culture, science and education. She has been a regular expert, tutor and lecturer for
several training programs, including Discovery Campus and EURODOC.