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

Fund recipient Lar Boland was supported to travel to Senegal  to report on the process, the people and the health benefits of salt iodisation. Lars was Read more

Fund recipients Cian Kearns and Raymond Foley travelled to Tanzania to explore the changing attitudes towards lion hunting within tribes, and the conservation projects being built Read more

Fund recipient Jackie Fox travelled to Dominica to report on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria for RTÉ News. The island is struggling to rebuild as the next Read more

Eimear Lowe received funding to travel to the border between Mexico and the United States of America to report on the impact of Donald Trump’s Read more

Fund recipient Dan Griffin was supported to travel to Jinja, Uganda, where he reported on the effects of a newly installed dam on the local population. Dan’s Read more

Darragh Peter Murphy received funding to travel to Lesotho where he reported on the work and conditions of young shepherds in the southern African region. Read more

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

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

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