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Project Showcase

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


In 2008, Philippa Connolly and Shireen Shortt received funding under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to create a short documentary and photo series.
They followed Read more

Photojournalist Kim Haughton received funding in 2008 to travel to Ethiopia to document the realities of daily life for Ethiopia’s child brides.
The outcome of this Read more

Photojournalist  Steve Ryan received funding in 2008 to travel to Israel and the West Bank to explore how daily life is affected by the Israel Read more

Irish Examiner journalist Juno McEnroe received funding in 2008 to travel to the regional capital of Goma in eastern Congo to report on the impact Read more

Journalist Catherine Reilly received funding in 2008 to travel to Belarus to explore what life is really like in ‘Europe’s last dictatorship.’ Her project had a strong Read more

WINNER Best Documentary award, inaugural Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, May 2009.
Documentary filmmakers, Pol O’Conghaile and Kim Haughton received funding in 2008 to travel to Read more

Journalist Fionuala Cregan and photographer Paul Kelly received funding in 2008 to travel to Bolivia to document how President Evo Morales’ political vision has impacted Read more

Newstalk’s ‘Different Voices’ producer, Susan Cahill received funding in 2008 to travel to Vietnam and Cambodia to document the prosecution of ethnic minority Christians in Read more

Freelance journalist Susan McKay received funding in 2008 to travel to Liberia to document widespread violence against women and to explore gender issues.
This project resulted Read more

Journalist Maria Rolston and filmmaker Teresa O’Brien received funding in 2008 to travel to Nicaragua to document children’s rights issues such as child labour, access Read more

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