A good story carries a long way and the art of storytelling is an important part of any successful social impact campaign.

Rieneke Van Santen is a seasoned communication professional, commentator and publisher on topics related to human rights, women’s rights, quality journalism and Iran.

After a career as Director of an independent journalism platform for Iran, she moved into independent film production, writing and consulting global media and human rights NGOs.

Find some of her talks on this page and a selection of her published writing below and on Medium.

A Woman’s Story, a Woman’s Fight? – Digital Diplomacy

Global journalism is fighting for international development funding but shouldn’t need to. Especially now.  – Poynter + Digital Diplomacy

A Plea for Kindness – Blogpost on feminine leadership

Want to know what’s really going on in Iran? A lesson for the news industry Poynter + The Startup

Lessons from Rwanda, Why Journalism MattersZamaneh Media + curated on Medium

Onderhandel niet over EU-lidmaatschap TurkijeDe Volkskrant

Who is the Boss of the News?Zamaneh Media

Connecting to the Field: the case of the girl with the blue hairPresented at Capital Hill, DC + published in Zamaneh Media