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July 19th, 2016


by Ben Panter
In the seat of the African Union, traffic lights are rare and there are no rights of way. There are also Read more

July 5th, 2016

Amazons are shrinking everyday

by Didem Tali
The taxi driver that was taking me from the airport to my hotel asked me why I was visiting Pucallpa, Read more

June 22nd, 2016

Haitian women mean business

By Jennifer Barker
Arriving back in Haiti hits me hard. Instantly I’m awash with the familiar magical and chaotic energy that is almost palpable in 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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