Tanya Sakzewski is the creator and Executive Producer of On the Brink and was the Executive Producer of the New Arab Debates. She is a media professional with more than 25 years experience as a reporter, producer and media trainer in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
For more than a decade, she has produced debates and developed and run skills development workshops for youth in the Middle East. She is a media trainer, developing and implementing media training programmes and support for broadcasters. She has worked for BBC Media Action on projects for Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.
Tanya was previously Executive Producer of The Outsider with Tim Sebastian – a 13-part debate series in India produced over five months, broadcast on Bloomberg TV, and was based in Qatar for seven years as a Senior Producer then Executive Producer of the award-winning The Doha Debates, which were broadcast on BBC World. She was a producer on the BBC’s Hardtalk programme for almost five years and is currently a producer on DW’s Conflict Zone with Tim Sebastian.