The Simon Cumbers Media Fund

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September 26th, 2014

Workshop for Prospective Applicants to Winter 2014 Round

We are holding a workshop for prospective applicants to the Winter 2014 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund on Thursday, 9th October 2014 from 11am to Read more

August 26th, 2014

Journalists Invited to Explore Development Issues with Media Fund

Tuesday, 26th August 2014

Journalists and media professionals with an interest in reporting on issues in the developing world are invited to apply for Read more

August 21st, 2014

Reminder to Consult DFAT Travel Advice

The health and safety of journalists and media professionals funded under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund is paramount. As such, all recipients of the Fund currently planning trips to anywhere in the world are reminded to first consult the Department of Foreign Affairs travel advice.

What is the Media Fund all about?

In 2005, a little over a year after the tragic death of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers, Irish Aid established the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to honour his memory. The aim of the Fund is to assist and promote more and better quality media coverage of development issues in the Irish media. Two rounds of funding are allocated every year: one in summer, and one in winter.

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About Simon Cumbers

Originally from Navan, Co. Meath, Simon Cumbers was an experienced journalist, whose career took him from newspaper and radio reporting in Ireland to reporting and producing for ITN and Channel 4 Daily – amongst others – in the UK.

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The Media Fund blog contains updates from journalists in the field and serves as a forum in which funded journalists can share information and advice with each other.

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