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Pamella Makotsi Sittoni is Editor, International Desk for the Nation Media Group and Managing Editor, The EastAfrican, a regional weekly newspaper circulated in Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.

In this role, she leads the group’s coverage of international, African and regional affairs through authoritative news, analyses and commentaries on politics, business and development.

She has held the position for five years.

Ms Sittoni began her career at the Nation Media Group in Kenya as a reporter in 1993, and later moved to the Standard Group where she rose to the position of Managing Editor of its flagship daily, The Standard, in 2005.

From 2006 to 2012, she worked as a Communication Specialist with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Kenya, where she, among other tasks, led the agency’s engagement with Members of Parliament and was charged with mobilising the media to keep children’s and women’s issues on the national and global agenda.

Ms Sittoni has also undertaken assignments as a book editor for the Ford Foundation, and as a communication expert for the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, among other organisations.

Ms Sittoni holds a degree in literature and anthropology and a post-graduate diploma in communication from the University of Nairobi, and a Master’s degree in New Media, Democracy and Governance, from the University of Leicester.