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September 27th, 2016

Ireland provides in excess of €647m in Official Development Assistance in 2015

Free legal aid for victims of violence in Ethiopia, more fuel-efficient cooking in Malawi and contributing towards reducing maternal mortality in Mozambique were just some Read more

September 27th, 2016

Voice of experience: Q and A with Joseph O’Connor

Business journalist Joseph O’Connor has been funded by the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to travel to report on development issues on three occasions. Here, he Read more

September 6th, 2016

From Dublin to Dhaka

by Paul Fallon
Before departing from Dublin airport on my way to Dhaka I stumbled across the Economist’s intelligence unit rating 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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