Protecting children’s rights in Vietnam; the Colombian peace process; and life inside Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp are just some of the topics that will be reported on by the successful applicants of this year’s Simon Cumbers Media Fund. Seventeen journalists from across the country have been awarded funding in the winter 2016 round. A total […]
Sally Hayden was a winner of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme in 2013, and since then has gone on to secure work with some of the most highly regarded media outlets in the world, including CNN International; Financial Times; VICE News; the Sunday Times and The Irish Times.
In Malawi, I’m reporting on the wonderful work done by the Irish Rule of Law, an Irish NGO dedicated to promoting the rule of law in developing countries. They work in prisons and police stations, with lawyers and magistrates, as well as community leaders, remandees and convicted criminals. I spent several days with them, “in […]
TRAVEL NOTES # of hours in transit from Dublin to Lilongwe – 26 hours (I flew Dublin – London – Jo’berg – Lilongwe.) # of pages written in my journal – 20 pages # of films watched: 0 (a 4”x4” screen is just too small) Reading materials: The FT weekend edition, 8 chapters of Cheryl […]
On my way to the airport my Malawian taxi driver asked me what kind of music I listen to. He added, cheerily, “My favourite type of music is blues music… Like Westlife!” Then he pulled out his Coast to Coast CD. After we ruminated over the chances of the band staging a reunion some day, […]
In a small brick church with a roof of straw and plastic bags a preacher speaks of heaven as being a country free from sickness and corruption. 200 metres down the road a woman sits for twelve hours in the same spot every day, hammering stones into chippings, which she sells to buy food for […]