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 […]
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 Rwanda no one is playing music. We’re sitting in a bar called Papyrus. “That’s where there’d usually be karaoke.” The guy I’m with points towards a corner. “The place would normally be packed; wall to wall.” It’s twenty years since the genocide against the Tutsis, and this is a week of mourning. “Kwibuka20” signs […]
The Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme is an incredible opportunity, and one that I would highly encourage anyone interested in either journalism or development issues to apply for. When it comes to putting together your application I don’t have any insider information on the judging criteria. Having said that, this would be my advice: […]
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 […]