Lyon, France – 27 July 2021 – “Cry Like A Boy”, a Euronews original podcast, was named best digital audio project at the European Digital Media Awards 2021 organised by WAN-IFRA (World Association of News Publishers).
“Love the quality of the episodes, there are so few podcasts that actually make the most of that on-the-ground reporting,” the judges said. “Amazing topic and great mission too, loved some of the testimonials and the short-form nature of the episodes.”
In 2020, Euronews launched a podcast project called “Cry Like A Boy” which highlights the stories of men in Africa who are under pressure from traditional male roles, but who are defying centuries of gender stereotypes. The “Cry Like A Boy” series presents men as part of the solution to some of the persistent structural problems that cause gender inequality. It promotes a global debate in favour of a fulfilling and respectful masculinity for all.
The podcast alternates between documentary-style episodes focusing on a particular story and conversational episodes with a host and guest.
Through on-the-ground reporting by local journalists in Burundi, Senegal, Lesotho, Guinea and Liberia, and studio debates that bring together African and European perspectives, this series examines how people are transforming themselves and their communities.
The “Cry Like A Boy” project was initiated by three Euronews journalists Marta Rodriguez Martinez, Naira Davlashyan and Lillo Montalto Monella, with the support of the European Journalism Centre and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Euronews is a leading international news channel and one of the best known and most trusted news brands operating across Europe. Worldwide, Euronews is broadcast in 160 countries and distributed in almost 400 million homes – including 67% of homes in the European Union + UK. Every month, Euronews reaches over 140 million people, both on TV and digital platforms, according to the Global Web Index (2020).