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These pages contain a selection of projects produced by applicants for the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

Fund recipient Susan Cahill travelled to Malawi to meet storytellers, poets and writers who are experimenting with new ways of writing and paving the way Read more

Fund recipient Louise McLoughlin travelled to Mozambique to report on press freedom in the country. In the first of two pieces published in The Read more

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

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

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

By Catherine Devine
On the streets of Ethiopia, ghosts line the crowded paths.
Men, women and children sprawl across the dusty, filthy streets draped Read more

Independent.ie journalist Catherine Devine was funded to travel to Ethiopia to report on gender inequality and violence in the country, and the efforts of aid Read more

RTÉ journalist Joan O’Sullivan was funded to travel to Djibouti, a small country just 30 kilometres from Yemen, that has become home to tens of Read more

Summer 2017 funding recipient Margaret Ward travelled to Nicaragua to report on the green energy revolution taking place in the second poorest country in the Read more

Freelance multimedia journalist Didem Tali was funded under the summer 2017 round to travel to Mongolia to report on the escalating levels of air pollution Read more

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