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Project Showcase

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

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

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

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