A good story carries a long way and storytelling is an important part of successful advocacy, fundraising and promoting change.

Rieneke Van Santen is a seasoned communication professional and a frequent commentator and publisher on topics related to human rights, women’s rights, quality journalism and Iran. She provides commentary on Dutch radio for NPO1 NPO2 and NPO3 and is an independent film producer.

Find her videos on this page and some of her published writing below and on Medium.

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

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 on Medium

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