Summer 2017 funding recipient Margaret Ward travelled to Nicaragua to report on the green energy revolution taking place in the second poorest country in the Americas. Her project looked at what has driven this green energy revolution, who it benefits, and the role played by foreign and local companies. She had two reports published in […]
RT journalist Joan O’Sullivan was funded to travel to Djibouti, a small country just 30 kilometres from Yemen, that has become home to tens of thousands of Yemeni refugees. For the past two years, Yemen has been hit by civil war and famine leading many to flee to neighbouring Djibouti. Joan’s project examined the conflict […]
Freelance multimedia journalist Didem Tali was funded under the summer 2017 round to travel to Mongolia to report on the escalating levels of air pollution in the country’s capital city. She explored how factors such as accelerating population, limited infrastructure, and heavy dependence on coals are contributing to the problem. Her long-form piece was published […]
Summer 2016 Fund recipient Michael Shiels McNamee travelled to Nicaragua to report on the emergence of women in the workplace and in public life in a country where machismo attitudes are still a major force in society. His article was published through thejournal.ie in April 2017. Read it here.
Fund recipient Didem Tali travelled to Peru to report on illegal logging and indigenous rights in the country. Her project aimed to highlight the message that recognition of the land rights of indigenous Amazon communities is a win-win situation, whilst exploring the struggle of Asháninkas against illegal loggers. Didem’s work was published in the Irish […]
Fund recipient Cian Kearns travelled to Sierra Leone to examine firsthand what micro-financing means to the people of the region. His radio documentary was broadcast on Limerick’s Live 95FM in May 2016. He also produced a radio documentary for Clare FM on the impact of the Ebola crisis on Sierra Leone’s citizens (listen back here) […]