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

Fergal Browne received funding through the summer 2015 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to travel to Cuba to report on Cuba’s health diplomacy. Read his Read more

DIT journalism student Louise McLoughlin was chosen as one of the three successful applicants to the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme 2015. She Read more

by Louise McLoughlin
The air in Entebee has a distinctive smell, like the smoke from a wood fire but a little Read more

2015 Student Scheme recipient Ellie O’Byrne, of Griffith College Cork,  travelled to Ethiopia to explore the work of female beekeepers who are breaking with tradition to Read more

Winter 2014 recipients Maurice Gunning and Alice McDowell travelled to The Gambia to create RIVERINE: 9 Stories from The Gambia – stories of women in The Read more

Winter 2014 recipient Derek O’Halloran travelled to Zambia to document some of the development challenges faced by Zambian youth and the ways in which young Read more

RTÉ Education Correspondent Emma O’Kelly and cameraman Colm McCaughey travelled to Tanzania with the support of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to see how the Read more

Winter 2014 recipient Didem Tali travelled to Malawi to explore the issue of child marriage. Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in Read more

by Sorcha Pollak
Standing on a white sand beach on the Honduran coast I took a deep breath as I dipped my toes Read more

by Eimear Lowe
There are few benefits to arriving into any country at 3am but in Uganda, it’s the absence of traffic.  My Read more

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