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

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

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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

By Catherine Devine
On the streets of Ethiopia, ghosts line the crowded paths.
Men, women and children sprawl across the dusty, filthy streets draped Read more

Independent.ie journalist Catherine Devine was funded to travel to Ethiopia to report on gender inequality and violence in the country, and the efforts of aid Read more


By Joan O’Sullivan
 
There’s something touching my foot.
 
I look away from the complex conversation going on in front of me. Ethiopian migrants Read more

RTÉ 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 Read more

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 Read more

by Didem Tali
 
During my field trips in the outskirts of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, my driver keeps playing two particular songs.

When Read more