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

Slavery still exists in many parts of the world. Niger, a landlocked desert nation in Africa at the very bottom of the UN’s Human Development Read more

This article highlights the often overlooked situation of Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon.
It specifically focuses on the unique and worrying set of obstacles to development Read more

Mary Phelan’s radio documentary presents the reality of climate change – both current and predicted – in Tanzania and Malawi, focusing on the impact that Read more

Jennifer Hough explores the devastating impact of high maternal death rates in Sierra Leone and gets personal testimonials to show how women and girls are Read more

Journalist Simon Roughneen has travelled to Timor Leste to cover the elections being held there one decade after the country gained independence. Supported by the Read more

Edel Kennedy was a recipient of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund 2011 winter round. She travelled to Malawi to explore the impact of the Irish Read more

Great article in the Irish Times focusing on the indigenous communities of Paraguay. Funded under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, the piece was written by Read more

Recorded in Kampala, Uganda this radio feature illustrates how music and performance is influencing the community and lives of former ‘street children’ in this troubled Read more

In 2011, Mairead Cullen travelled to Kenya to learn more about Female Genital Mutilation. Listen to Maireads radio documentary, ‘New Beginnings’ here:
http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/doconone-female-circumcision-fgm-kenya-londiani.html

In 2011, Aidan O’Donnell travelled to western Uganda to document the environmental impact of oil exploration in the region.
In the documentary, Aidan explored the issues Read more

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