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 journalism, feminine leadership and human rights.

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, March 2021
Global journalism is fighting for international development funding but shouldn’t need to. Especially now.  – Poynter + Digital Diplomacy, July 2020
A Plea for Kindness – Blogpost on feminine leadership, June 2020
Leaders managing through COVID19: the experience of staff matters more right now than you think. – Blogpost on empathic leadership during a time of crisis, April 2020
Want to know what’s really going on in Iran? A lesson for the news industry Poynter + The Startup, February 2020
Lessons from Rwanda, Why Journalism MattersZamaneh Media + curated on Medium, May 2019
Who is the Boss of the News?Zamaneh Media, February 2019
Onderhandel niet over EU-lidmaatschap TurkijeDe Volkskrant, March 2016