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 […]
“If you want water, you better get it here because there’s not going to be any up there”, said Nieves from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). We were on our way to Soacha and were making a pitstop. The locality lies to the south or Bogotá and has in recent years become […]
Fergal Browne blogs about his experience in Bogotá, Colombia, where he completed a project on the high number of misplaced women there, for TheJournal.ie. This project was funded under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, 26th August 2014 Journalists and media professionals with an interest in reporting on issues in the developing world are invited to apply for funding under the Winter 2014 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The Fund is designed to facilitate more and better quality media coverage of development issues in the […]