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2018

These pages contain a selection of projects produced by applicants for the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

Fund recipient Louise McLoughlin travelled to Mozambique to report on press freedom in the country. In the first of two pieces published in The Read more

The Fund has delivered information sessions across the country to prospective applicants to the 2018 Student Scheme over the past number of weeks. Following sessions Read more

@DarraghPMurphy
In hindsight, crossing the Drakensburg Mountains in a Volkswagen Polo after nightfall may not have been the most sensible way to begin a visit Read more

Third-level students interested in reporting on development issues for a national media outlet are invited to attend a workshop for prospective applicants to the 2018 Read more

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund is now seeking applications from third level students interested in reporting on development issues for a national media outlet. We’re Read more

Are you a third level student based in the Republic of Ireland, over 18 years of age, and interested in reporting on development issues for Read more

Fund recipient Angela Mahon travelled to Burma/Bangladesh to report on the plight of the Rohingya people. Angela’s project included a visit to refugee camps and Read more

Independent.ie journalist Catherine Devine received funding under the summer 2017 round to travel to Ethiopia to report on gender inequality and violence, Read more

Fund recipient Muireann De Barra travelled to Malawi to produce a radio documentary exploring the access to justice and human rights for a mounting prison Read more

@LouiseJoUK

For many years, being an independent journalist in Mozambique was like screaming into the wind. Now, there is a tug-of-war happening Read more