Nation Media Group's Human Resource Director David Kiambi, Broadcast Managing Director Alex Kobia and Nation Media Group CEO Stephen Gitagama cut a cake during the 60-year anniversary celebrations at Stima Club in Nairobi on June 22, 2019. Photo: The Nation

The Nation Media Group (NMG) on Saturday celebrated 60 years in the East African media industry, a feat which chief executive Stephen Gitagama described as ‘a milestone in the delivery of quality journalism’.

Nation employees including those stationed in different parts of the country attended the event held at the Stima Club in Nairobi.

Saturday’s function dubbed “True and Timeless” comes in a year in which the company has shaken up its editorial operations including the naming veteran journalist Mutuma Mathiu as editorial director.

At the event, Gitagama said that the media house has invested heavily in original content across its various platforms including Lit360, a youth entertainment magazine show that airs on NTV and pishi, a cooking website.

“We remain trusted, true and independent yesterday, today and tomorrow. That is what we stand for,” said Gitagama.

NMG was founded in 1959 by His Highness The Aga Khan and has grown to become the largest media entity in the East African region.

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The stable owns several major publications including The Nation newspaper, Business Daily, Taifa Leo and NTV in Kenya, The Monitor Newspaper and NTV Uganda, The Citizen and Mwananchi newspapers in Tanzania and regional weekly publication The East African.

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NMG which is listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) in a bid to diversify its revenue streams has also invested in Nairobi News, a digital tabloid publication and Pishi in Kenya.

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