Fiona Lawson-Baker (QAT)
Executive Producer of Documentaries
Al Jazeera Media Network

Fiona Lawson-Baker is the executive producer of Al Jazeera English’s flagship documentary strand Witness which broadcasts two international documentaries every week.

Witness celebrates independent documentary filmmaking with stories that place human experience at the heart of the story. Fiona started her broadcast career at BBC London, graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and worked at SBS. Since 2008, Fiona has worked in Malaysia and Singapore on productions for AJE, ZDF, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and the Crime and Investigation Network. Now, she is based in Qatar at Al Jazeera HQ.


CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: AJE Witness showcases independent documentaries that place people at the heart of the story. With inspirational and provocative stories, and intimate character-led accounts, AJE Witness provides an insight into the world’s key global events as they impact people’s daily lives.

Other AJE strands include: People & Power 52 x 25 mins; 101 East 52 x 25 mins; Faultlines 52 x 25 mins. AJE also commissions one off hours/half hours and special series of hours/half hours across the schedule.

GENRES: Arts, Current Affairs & Investigative, Geopolitics, Human Interest, Indigenous, Politics, Social Justice

BEST WAY TO PITCH?: Via my email and Emile Guertin for Asia Pacific projects