The Simon Cumbers Media Fund

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June 25th, 2015

Malawi – a country of contrasts

by Aisling Hussey in Malawi
Africa never fails to fascinate me. It’s my third visit to the continent and even after a few hours Read more

June 10th, 2015

Threat to Kenyan paradise

By Denise Calnan, in Mombasa

At the time of my travelling to Kenya, it was just a few weeks after the brutal terror attack Read more

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



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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