The health and safety of journalists and media professionals funded under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund is paramount. As such, all recipients of the Fund currently planning trips to anywhere in the world are reminded to first consult the Department of Foreign Affairs travel advice.
Winner of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme, Catherine Healy, was funded to travel to Vietnam, where she is focusing on the experiences of migrant females working in Hanoi’s manufacturing sector. This is Catherine’s second blog from her trip. Catherine is being mentored by Foreign Policy Editor at The Irish Times, Paddy Smyth.
Fifteen journalists have been awarded funding under the summer 2014 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. Following the announcement of successful applicants, Minister for North-South Cooperation, Trade Promotion, and Development, Sean Sherlock, TD said, “Irish Aid is extremely proud to support the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The media plays a crucial role in shining […]
PHOTO: Catherine pictured with Mr Ha Nguyen Hoang from the Hanoi office of the International Labour Organisation. Along the dimly lit tracks of Hanoi’s Long Bien market, female traders sell fruit and vegetables throughout the night. As morning breaks, I sit with Ms Bing, a 78 year old drinks vendor, at her bottle-lined cart. She tells […]
The Irish Aid Annual Report for 2013 was launched by Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello, TD, today, Thursday, 3rd July. The report focuses on the impact that Ireland has had in achieving the three main goals of Irish Aid over the course of 2013, which were: Reduce hunger, stronger resilience Inclusive and sustainable […]
Our 2 weeks in El Salvador has now ended. Our investigation, on the effects of Climate Change in El Salvador and climate change resilience has now been closed. We have interviewed coffee growers, turtle minders,community activists, political activists, and many every day Salvadorans. In this blog post, I want to describe our trip to Tirana, […]