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January 15th, 2018

The Story of a Rohingya Journey

Fund recipient Angela Mahon travelled to Burma/Bangladesh to report on the plight of the Rohingya people. Angela’s project included a visit to refugee camps and Read more

January 15th, 2018

Ethiopia: Empowering women to fight against gender inequality and violence

Independent.ie journalist Catherine Devine received funding under the summer 2017 round to travel to Ethiopia to report on gender inequality and violence, Read more

January 15th, 2018

Chilungamo: Pathways to Justice in Malawi

Fund recipient Muireann De Barra travelled to Malawi to produce a radio documentary exploring the access to justice and human rights for a mounting prison Read more

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About Irish Aid

Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries and an integral part of Ireland’s wider foreign policy.

The main aim of the Irish Aid programme is to reduce poverty and hunger, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where the needs are greatest.

The media play a crucial role in promoting public understanding of global issues.  The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was established by Irish Aid in 2005 in memory of the late Irish journalist and cameraman, Simon Cumbers.  Irish Aid has invested in the Fund to help create a space to broaden and deepen coverage of global development issues in Ireland. The Fund is intended to facilitate coverage which presents a balanced and realistic picture of the challenges – and also the opportunities – that developing countries face, and of progress achieved.

Full details of Irish Aid’s work – including its partner countries and priority issues – are available at www.irishaid.ie.

Please Note: The views and opinions expressed in articles funded under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund are those of the journalist and / or their interviewees. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Irish Aid, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or the Irish Government.