The Simon Cumbers Media Fund

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November 13th, 2015

Minister Sherlock launches Student Scheme 2016

The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, has launched the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme 2016.
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October 22nd, 2015

Irish Aid’s Priority Areas for Action

One of the criteria that the Simon Cumbers Media Fund judging panel consider when deciding to grant funding is the relevance of the application to Irish Read more

October 16th, 2015

Simon Cumbers Media Fund recipient Fergal Browne reflects on his Colombian project


Summer 2014 Simon Cumbers Media Fund recipient Fergal Browne travelled to Colombia in late 2014 to report on the women displaced by internal conflict 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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