We’re very excited to announce that Itika Sharma Punit and Cengiz Yar have been promoted to deputy editors at Rest of World. They will start their new roles on Jan 1, 2023.

Since joining us as South Asia editor last year, Itika has been at the forefront of shaping our coverage from one of the most exciting regions in the world. In addition to developing core coverage areas from India, Itika also built relationships with freelancers in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal, continuously producing compelling stories from across the region.

Cengiz started at Rest of World before the publication’s launch in 2020 and became our full-time photo editor later that year. Since then, he has been a steadfast force in establishing the visual identity of Rest of World’s journalism and managing our day-to-day operations.

2023 promises to be a big year for Rest of World. We couldn’t be more excited to see Itika and Cengiz step into their new roles.

Congratulations to Itika and Cengiz!