Bianca Roberts and Ciaran O’Mahony’s podcast on a women’s sports initiative promoting healing and equality in Rwanda, has been honoured as a finalist at the New York Festivals (NYF) Radio Awards.
The podcast, titled “Felicite Rwemarika: The refugee who became a pioneer for women’s sports in Rwanda”, explores Ms Rwemarika’s development of the Association of Kigali Women in Sports (AKWOS), and her establishment of women’s football programs and Rwanda’s national women’s football league.
One of the world’s most prestigious honours for audio storytellers, the NYF Radio Awards celebrate the best audio programs across a range of platforms including audio books, podcasts, documentaries and music specials.
Roberts and O’Mahony’s work has been nominated in the Sports Podcast category, alongside three audio entries produced by ESPN, the BBC and NPR.
This recognition is an exciting milestone for Roberts O’Mahony Productions, a production house established in partnership between The Jaded Newsman and Bianca Roberts Media. This NYF nominated podcast was the production house’s debut feature, beating entries from long-established and well-resourced media companies across the globe.
The feature was also recently shortlisted in the International Sports Press Association’s (AIPS) Top 20 pieces of Audio reporting in the world.
As the only independent entry among the NYF Radio Awards’ Sports Podcast nominees, Roberts O’Mahony Productions has “punched above its weight”, illustrating its ability to provide original and creative content with the quality and journalistic rigour to match the world’s biggest media companies.
The podcast also serves as a powerful illustration of the benefits of using football as a vehicle for women’s empowerment – a message the producers hope can inspire further sport for change initiatives.
You can find out more about Roberts O’Mahony Productions‘ NYF Radio Awards nomination here. Listen to the full podcast here.
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