Twelve projects have been awarded funding under the summer 2016 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The funded journalists will travel to 10 countries to report on themes such as education, human rights, technology and climate change. Details of the successful applicants to the summer 2016 round of the main scheme are as follows: […]
BACKGROUND The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was established in 2005 by Irish Aid, the Government’s overseas development aid programme, in memory of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers, who was killed in 2004 while working for the BBC in Saudi Arabia. The aim of the Fund is to assist and promote more and better quality media coverage […]
Are you thinking of applying to the 2015 Student Scheme? There’s just under two weeks left to apply, so we’ve put together this short checklist, to make sure that you have everything you need to remember for your application. 1. The deadline to apply is 5pm on Friday, 13th February. 2. Make sure that your […]
Fergal Browne blogs about his experience in Bogotá, Colombia, where he completed a project on the high number of misplaced women there, for TheJournal.ie. This project was funded under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.