The Simon Cumbers Media Fund

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July 22nd, 2014

15 Journalists Receive Grants Under Summer 2014 Round

Fifteen journalists have been awarded funding under the summer 2014 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.
Following the announcement of successful applicants, Minister for North-South Read more

July 3rd, 2014

Irish Aid Annual Report 2013

The Irish Aid Annual Report for 2013 was launched by Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello, TD, today, Thursday, 3rd July.
The report focuses Read more

April 16th, 2014

Call for photographs for exhibition by ‘Suas’

Suas has announced an open call for photographs for an autumn photography exhibition with a focus on development issues.  They are looking for dynamic, arresting, 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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