Ashleigh-Ann Mowatt’s podcast on the topic of homophobia in the Jamaican music scene was selected as one of three country winners of the International Podcast Challenge, This was the first year that the Podcast Challenge, which is open to all nations where World University Service of Canada (WUSC) or Farm Radio works, was held. The Young Journalists’ Global Podcast Challenge, led by Farm Radio International, invited teams comprising young journalists to explore global issues and find innovative solutions. Young Canadian journalists received the help of volunteers from local broadcasters and the Uniterra program to get input from individuals both inside and outside Canada. In her award-winning podcast, Mowatt handled interviews on the Jamaican side, while a student provided interviews from the Canadian side.

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