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Project Showcase

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

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

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

Freelance multimedia journalist Didem Tali was funded under the summer 2017 round to travel to Mongolia to report on the escalating levels of air pollution Read more

 
Irish Aid’s Annual Report 2016 gives an overview of the work the Irish government is supporting in over 80 Read more

 
Some of our previous funding recipients share their advice on developing your application and on reporting from the developing world.
 

Look for an angle rarely covered Read more

Fund recipient Cian Kearns travelled to Sierra Leone to examine firsthand what micro-financing means to the people of the region. His radio documentary was broadcast Read more