Sally Hayden was a winner of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme in 2013, and since then has gone on to secure work with some of the most highly regarded media outlets in the world, including CNN International; Financial Times; VICE News; the Sunday Times and The Irish Times.
When colleague and videographer Patrick Butler first mentioned going to Vietnam to follow a group of Irish and American musicians playing music to highlight the ongoing legacy of the Agent Orange tragedy in Vietnam, I wondered if there was a story in it. But I needn’t have worried. Patrick had met the main instigator behind […]
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -Funding Scheme to provide first step on career ladder for media and journalism students – The Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme provides students with a great opportunity to gain experience of reporting on development issues as well as the chance to work with some of Ireland’s most respected […]
Whether approaching by plane, train, or bus, one cannot fail to notice the construction boom underway in Maputo. Roads into the city are expanding, high-rise apartments and offices push the skyline higher, and surburban housing sprawls further and further to alleviate pressure on the city centre. Mozambique is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, […]
When I chose the topic of displaced women in Colombia, I presumed it would force me to engage with a lot of very painful issues; of murder, rape, death threats, discrimination and more. My last days in Bogotá proved that to be correct. I walked into the offices of Unidad de Victimás, the state agency […]
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 1pm in the Conference Room at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Iveagh House, 80 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Details of the themes for the Winter 2014 round will be outlined at […]