The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, has launched the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme 2016. The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was set up by Irish Aid in 2005, and through its Student Scheme invites students across Ireland to apply to research and report on a […]
Irish Times journalist Rosita Boland travelled with India with the support of the Fund to report on sexual violence and India’s missing children. Read her article “The missing children of India” published in The Irish Times (both print and online) in early November 2015. Rosita also produced an in-depth piece on rape in India.
One of the criteria that the Simon Cumbers Media Fund judging panel consider when deciding to grant funding is the relevance of the application to Irish Aid’s Priority Areas for Action and the potential to increase public understanding of global development issues. The priority areas of Irish Aid reflect a strong mandate from the Irish public […]
Summer 2014 Simon Cumbers Media Fund recipient Fergal Browne travelled to Colombia in late 2014 to report on the women displaced by internal conflict there. The project resulted in a three-article series published in TheJournal.ie. Here, he shares his South American experience and imparts some advice for intending applicants. Q. Why did you choose Colombia? […]
Journalists and media professionals with an interest in reporting on issues in the developing world are invited to a workshop for prospective applicants to the winter 2015 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The information meeting will take place on Wednesday, 30th September 2015 at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Iveagh House, […]
Media professionals with an interest in reporting on issues in the developing world are invited to apply for funding under the winter 2015 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The Fund is open to all media disciplines and particularly welcomes proposals from journalists wishing to report on the modern reality of life in developing […]