di:ga has worked with the fearless investigative campaigners at Global Witness since 2011. We have delivered a number of trainings to staff, including on media strategy and press release writing, and have helped launch reports on a range of subjects including illegal forest clearance in Liberia, gemstones fuelling conflict in Afghanistan, corrupt oil deals in Nigeria, and conflict gold in Democratic Republic of the Congo. We’ve also worked on branding, the website, annual reports, and core organisational messaging.
Most recently, we supported on the launch of three reports in 2021 and early 2022, including one on rubies from Myanmar. In the first half of 2020, we worked with the provided in-house cover for a senior comms adviser in the forests, land and climate change team. We provided day-to-day press office and strategic comms support, led on the launch of two reports, and responded to opportunities to raise the profile of Global Witness’s work, including their pioneering investigations on environmental defenders.
In 2014, we helped launch a hard-hitting report on conflict gold in Dubai, which was on the front page of the Guardian and the subject of an exclusive report on Newsnight, and which subsequently led to the whistle-blower we worked with being awarded $11m in damages. We also had a lot of fun supporting Global Witness’s campaigning on financial transparency in the run up to the 2013 G8, where their advocacy was recognised as a key driver of breakthrough reforms.
Senior Campaigner, Global Witness