As former journalists, Paul and I are appalled by the increasing persecution of journalists around the world — increasing in number as well as ferocity. Here is a powerful video message by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the occasion of the first International Day to#EndImpunity for Crimes Against Journalists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gFZoqo9uFmE […]
Rain Barrel provides strategic and tactical communications support and counsel to the UN and other international organizations, NGOs, governments, businesses and universities. We draw on decades of accumulated knowledge and experience as professional communicators and from our work in the areas of human development and social justice. And we welcome the new media made possible by the Internet for the unprecedented opportunities it affords our clients to tell their stories to an ever-widening audience with a greater nuance and a more measurable impact
Here are some of the ways we do that:
- Campaign and project design
We help our partners develop advocacy campaigns and design social change programs based on the latest participatory approaches and scientific research into individual and group behavior.
- Corporate social responsibility
We show companies how best to demonstrate their corporate citizenship and interact positively with the communities they serve, often by drawing their inspiration from the wellsprings of the local culture.
- Strategic partnerships
We assist our clients in forging mutually beneficial and innovative partnerships with the UN, NGOs, governments, the private sector, academia and the media.
- Media relations
We provide strategic counsel as well as personal contacts to navigate the crowded media landscape and make full use of the social networks.
- Writing, speech writing and editing
We write strong, inspiring speeches and produce compelling copy that conveys our clients’ messages clearly – and convincingly.