Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Wed, 1 May -
8:45 to 18:00

Joint Media Forum - Challenges and opportunities for the Media in the Age of Disinformation

Ruth Nesoba

Deployments Editor, BBC World Service

Ruth is a Deployments Editor at the BBC World Service, with over 17 years experience working in Print and Broadcast media in East Africa.  A trained journalist, with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Nairobi School of Journalism, she majored in Development Communication.  She holds a Diploma in Mass Communication from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication with a Radio Production major. Ruth began her career as a Features Writer for local dailies. She then joined Kenya’s State Broadcaster, The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, where she was part of a team that launched a business programme for radio; the first of its kind on the National Broadcaster. Nesoba later joined the BBC World Service working both in East Africa and at the Headquarters in London. One of the notable assignments that she worked on was as a Producer of the BBC Africa Debate, which traversed the continent and brought together Africa’s think tanks, civil society, and related networks to discuss issues such as Natural Resource Management on the continent, Africa’s growth, and Democracy, among others. She is a member of the Kenya Editors Guild, the Global Women in News (GWIN) and the Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK).