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August 26th, 2016

12 projects funded in summer 2016

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 Read more

August 26th, 2016

Student scheme success for UCC and TCD applicants

Three students have received funding under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme.
The Scheme is designed to give students a greater understanding of development Read more

August 11th, 2016

Applicant guidelines

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, Read more

What is the Media Fund all about?

In 2005, a little over a year after the tragic death of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers, Irish Aid established the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to honour his memory. The aim of the Fund is to assist and promote more and better quality media coverage of development issues in the Irish media. Two rounds of funding are allocated every year: one in summer, and one in winter.

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About Simon Cumbers

Originally from Navan, Co. Meath, Simon Cumbers was an experienced journalist, whose career took him from newspaper and radio reporting in Ireland to reporting and producing for ITN and Channel 4 Daily – amongst others – in the UK.

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The Simon Cumbers Media Fund Blog

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund blog contains updates from journalists in the field and serves as a forum in which funded journalists can share information and advice with each other.

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