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March 16th, 2017

Summer 2017 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Opens

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh TD has announced that journalists and media professionals interested in reporting on global development Read more

March 15th, 2017

Vietnam’s struggle with forced child labour

By Kait Bolongaro
On the streets of Hue, motorcycles and busses whizz past as pedestrians try to cross the road without becoming roadkill. Young hipsters Read more

March 14th, 2017

Generation Lost – The impact of the AIDS crisis on the Young and Elderly of Uganda

Student Scheme recipient Jane Fallon Griffin travelled to Uganda to report on the impact of the AIDS crisis on the young and elderly of the 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.