The Simon Cumbers Media Fund

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May 21st, 2015

Touchscreen to the Future: How Kenya is using technology in education

By Denise Calnan, in Mombasa
Driving through the busy streets of Mombasa in the intense humidity, it’s a world away from the village of Read more

April 14th, 2015

Mary Boland – Seeds of hope: farm schools and care groups tackle chronic malnutrition in Mozambique

Seeds of hope: farm schools and care groups tackle chronic malnutrition in Mozambique 
Watching a blur of vibrant green vegetation whizz past the car window Read more

April 9th, 2015

Mary Boland, blog 1: Rats to riches? How giant rodents are paving the way for community development across post-war Mozambique.

Driving through Mozambique’s beautiful and mountainous western province of Manica, it’s easy to imagine the setting as an ideal base for rebel fighters: its lush 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 Media Fund Blog

The 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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