Inspiring voices, strong silences and a journey back in time, the focus of the audio categories
Diacounda Sene, AIPS Young Reporter, Senegal
January 20, 2019 - A nice voice over to introduce a powerful story, the
one of a woman from Papua New Guinea who plays Rugby to fight against
the violence she and her teammates have suffered. This is why Australian
journalist Aaron Kearney (ABC) earned the recognition of the AIPS Sport
Media Awards Jury, becoming one of the finalists in the audio category.
takes 5 minutes and 7 seconds for the ABC Radio journalist to tell the
struggle of the Rugby Women's League in Papua New Guinea, a group of
brave women attempting to change their image in this remote country of
the South Pacific, a nation in which credible studies indicate that 7
out of 10 women face domestic violence, according to the Kearney.
men respect women” said one of the PNG rugby team when asked about the
meaning of their daily task. In fact, their goal has nothing to do with
the result, but with earning respect. Playing rugby in Papua New Guinea
is for these women a way to reclaim equal treatment and fight again
Back in time
finalist, Dario Ricci (Radio 24) picked a historical event and
developed it in his work “Franco Nones, at walking pace”. A 10 minutes
document which plunges back into the winter sport history of Italy,
starting from the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. A tale that
glorifies the career of Franco Nones, one of the greatest of all time in
brings to life the career of the Italian cross-country champion. From
the unexpected opportunity offered by nature by making snow fall in
abundance at the opening of the 1968 Winter Olympics, passing through
his moments of glory and his cordial relations with his former
competitors, this piece is a delightful tribute to this 78-year-old
former athlete and role model for many generations.
icon from the past is the focus of Pirmin Styrnol’s audio report.
“Horst Eckel - Forever a hero of Bern” tells the history of the last
living German football world champion, one of the protagonists of the
renowned “Miracle of Bern”. The 25-minute radio documentary features a
long and intense interview with the hero, his friends and family
members. Styrnol also includes in the documentary parts of the original
live radio commentary with legendary German commentator Herbert
Zimmermann, on site at the 1954 FIFA World Cup final in Bern. Eckel was
on the field when Germany defeated Hungary 3-2 and became world
champions for the first time. A success that thanks to the radio will
never end to amaze sport fans.