The Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme is an incredible opportunity, and one that I would highly encourage anyone interested in either journalism or development issues to apply for. When it comes to putting together your application I don’t have any insider information on the judging criteria. Having said that, this would be my advice: […]
15 journalists have been awarded funding under the winter 2013 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The successful applicants were awarded funding for projects to be published in the print, broadcast and online media and one received funding for a photographic exhibition. Their reports will be published across 14 local and national media outlets […]
In Malawi, I’m reporting on the wonderful work done by the Irish Rule of Law, an Irish NGO dedicated to promoting the rule of law in developing countries. They work in prisons and police stations, with lawyers and magistrates, as well as community leaders, remandees and convicted criminals. I spent several days with them, “in […]
TRAVEL NOTES # of hours in transit from Dublin to Lilongwe – 26 hours (I flew Dublin – London – Jo’berg – Lilongwe.) # of pages written in my journal – 20 pages # of films watched: 0 (a 4”x4” screen is just too small) Reading materials: The FT weekend edition, 8 chapters of Cheryl […]
Call for contributors: Suas is looking for contributors to write on global development issues for its new website, stand.ie. Stand is a platform for students to read, write and engage in a conversation about development issues. They welcome contributions from both students, journalists and development workers. For more information, or to get involved, just email: email@example.com.