Alexis Okeowo, from the New Yorker magazine, has compiled a list of the biggest positive stories of Africa for 2011. The list is available here. The Simon Cumbers Media Fund offers an opportunity for journalists to explore progress in developing countries, such as the increase in the numbers of children accessing education; the reduction in […]
Sam McManus and Marcelo Biglia are currently in Malawi for the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on a solar panel project run by two local women. This is Sam’s first blog post. Day 1-3: Our flight from London to Lilongwe passed over the glittering lights of alexandria and Cairo. beyond the Horn Of Africa […]
A new scheme that will fund two media students to travel to a developing country has been launched today as part of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was established by Irish Aid in memory of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers, who was killed in Saudi Arabia while working with the BBC […]
A new scheme that will support media students to travel to a developing country to report on development issues will be launched at 12 noon on Tuesday, 11th October 2011 at the Irish Aid Centre, 27-31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. The scheme will be unveiled by the Minister for State for Trade and Development, […]
The Fund hosted two workshops for interested applicants this week in Dublin and Cork on 5th and 6th September. Irish Aid and DHR Communications gave inputs on the background of the Fund and guidelines for applying. Inputs were also made by previous applicants including Deirdre McQuillan, Nicoline Greer, Jennifer Hough and Helen Walsh. The presentation […]
Media professionals interested in applying for funding under the winter round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund are invited to attend information workshops on accessing the fund.