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


My colleague Patrick Butler and I spent 9 days Read more

We came to Rwanda determined not to write about the genocide. Every country has its dark past, and while Rwanda’s is darker, and more recent, Read more

Nicola Cooke received funding under the Summer 2012 round of the Fund to travel to Tanzania to complete her piece on microfinance projects there, which Read more

Aileen O’Meara and Patrick Butler received funding under the Winter 2012 round of the Fund to travel to Vietnam, to make their television documentary, ‘Vietnam Read more

Suzanne Lynch recently travelled to Uganda and Tanzania with funding she received from the Summer 2012 round of the Simon Cumbers Fund. Her report on Read more

In July 2011, South Sudan became the world’s newest nation. Emerging from a civil war that cost the lives of over two million people, a Read more

Kamphuka, Malawi was a typical, sub-Saharan village 47km from Lilongwe, consisting of subsistence farmers with little infrastructure beyond mud-tracks and huts. The introduction of sustainable, Read more

This feature focused on the longer term impacts of war in Vietnam through the spreading of Agent Orange and developed a fuller understanding of the Read more

This piece was a profile of Uganda’s first ever elected white politician, Dr. Ian Clarke, and his business, International Medical Group (IMG). Clarke is a Read more

Emmet Malone has written a number of articles based around the Great Ethiopian Run, a mass participation and elite 10k toad race through the streets Read more

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