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Sally Hayden was a winner of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme in 2013, and since then has gone on to secure work with some of the most highly regarded media outlets in the world, including CNN International; Financial Times; VICE News; the Sunday Times and The Irish Times.

When colleague and videographer Patrick Butler first mentioned going to Vietnam to follow a group of Irish and American musicians playing music to highlight the Read more

Whether approaching by plane, train, or bus, one cannot fail to notice the construction boom underway in Maputo. Roads into the city are expanding, high-rise Read more

When I chose the topic of displaced women in Colombia, I presumed it would force me to engage with a lot of very painful issues; Read more

“If you want water, you better get it here because there’s not going to be any up there”, said Nieves from the Read more

Fergal Browne blogs about his experience in Bogotá, Colombia, where he completed a project on the high number of misplaced women there, for TheJournal.ie. This project was funded under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

Winner of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme, Catherine Healy, was funded to travel to Vietnam, where she is focusing on the experiences of migrant females working in Hanoi’s manufacturing sector. This is Catherine’s second blog from her trip. Catherine is being mentored by Foreign Policy Editor at The Irish Times, Paddy Smyth.


PHOTO: Catherine pictured with Mr Ha Nguyen Hoang from the Hanoi office of the International Labour Organisation.
Along the dimly lit tracks of Hanoi’s Long Read more

Our 2 weeks in El Salvador has now ended. Our investigation, on the effects of Climate Change in El Salvador and climate change resilience has Read more

I am currently in San Salvador, on a Simon Cumbers Media Fund supported project on climate change. Myself and my colleague James Redmond spend our days visiting Read more

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