"Without Mary's determination, so much of what we know about our collective past would still remain hidden."
Abuse victim Andrew Madden, author of 'Altar Boy: A Story of Life After Abuse'. Click here to read further tributes about Mary Raftery.
The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund was established by the family and friends of campaigning investigative journalist Mary Raftery, who died in January 2012. The aim of the fund is to promote more in-depth investigative coverage of issues close to Mary’s heart and on which she focused her groundbreaking investigative work, namely: mental health, migrant issues and children’s rights. The fund offers an opportunity for journalists to carry out detailed investigations into these areas of Irish society and to expose any injustices that might exist.
There are three individual funding rounds during 2012 / 2013. The third round under the theme children’s issues will open on the 29th April 2013. The fund is supported – for the coming months – by The One Foundation.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the fund guidelines and frequently asked questions before applying. Visit www.maryrafteryfund.ie/how-to-apply/ for further information on the application process and to download an application form.
For more information about the fund please visit www.maryrafteryfund.ie/about.
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