Between Deserts specialises in communications services for humanitarian, civil society and development organisations.

We network with organisations and individuals to provide communications and public relations services informed by on-the-ground experience, with local contacts and resources, and in multiple languages.

Communications and Public Relations

We have worked with development agencies and individuals including philanthropists, United Nations agencies, and grassroots cooperatives. Our public relations strategies help to showcase your organisation’s values and interests in both long-term and emergency contexts.

Writing and Editing

We provide both one-off and long-term written communications services that save you time and ensure your message is delivered efficiently and powerfully. This includes social media content, copy-writing, editing, proofreading, and in-depth research reporting.

Past clients include Hivos International, Lebanon Support, The German Development Corporation and The Arab Reform Initiative.

Photography and Videography

All Between Deserts services can be complemented and documented by professional photography and videography for both personal and commercial use. You can see examples of our work here.


“Given Lebanon’s reputation for instability, I contacted Alex to get customised travel and business insights for my first visit. He was able to give me specific advice on safety, drivers, destinations and activities. He was able to put together a thorough itinerary and written suggestions and his excellent Arabic helped ensure language barriers did not impede arrangements.”

– Abraham David, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Labour Management Services

“Through extensive on-the-ground engagement and study Alex has built up a nuanced and pragmatic understanding of the Levant region. I have benefited from his perspectives and insights on several occasions when seeking additional perspectives on complex issues and their context.”

– Lee Rhiannon, Former Greens Senator for New South Wales

“Alex ran a complex programme of ideal and often imaginative activities for my group, over a two week period in Jordan. He is very thorough in his preparation and is always considering how things can be improved. … He is well connected and has a knack for making productive relationships with people and their organisations … I have benefited from his perspectives and insights on several occasions when seeking additional perspectives on complex issues and their context.”

– Henry Dawson, Lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University

In his capacity as program coordinator for the Changing Lives Program, it has been our pleasure to work with Alex Ray on our study tours for Australian journalism students to Jordan. Alex is professional, meticulous and thorough, and his attention to detail ensures that complex events run smoothly. Organising a program remotely from overseas can be extremely stressful but having Alex as a point of contact provides peace of mind.

– Dr Scott Bridges, Managing Director, Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange


Our rates are competitive, and we offer discounted rates for grassroots national organisations. Please contact us via the form below with an outline of your needs for more information and a quote.

We will keep your project completely confidential and can provide and sign a non-disclosure agreement if required.