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

Fund recipient, Will Goodbody travelled to Chernobyl, Belarus to examine the legacy of the Chernobyl accident 32 years ago, producing a three-part series for RTÉ Read more

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the 17 goals agreed upon by the international community that aim to end poverty, reduce inequality and tackle climate Read more

The main scheme application process – what does it involve?
The Simon Cumbers Media Fund is now seeking applications from media professionals working with local and Read more

An information session for media professionals interested in applying to the summer 2018 round of the Fund will be held at the Department of Foreign Read more

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund is now accepting proposals on development-related issues from journalists and photographers working for local and national media outlets. Submissions Read more

Fund recipient Susan Cahill travelled to Malawi to meet storytellers, poets and writers who are experimenting with new ways of writing and paving the way Read more

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

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