Wǒ Men Podcast: Covering the Uncovered Female Stories

Reporter and filmmaker Jocelyn Ford on bringing female-centric stories to the fore

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2:14 AM HKT, Tue August 20, 2019

The Wǒ Men Podcast is a discussion of life in China hosted by Yajun Zhang, Jingjing Zhang and Karoline Kan. Previous episodes of the Wǒ Men Podcast can be found here, and you can subscribe to Wǒ Men on iTunes here.

Jocelyn Ford, a reporter, filmmaker and educator, has dedicated her life to covering rarely-covered female-centric stories.

She pushed the Japanese Prime Minister’s press office to build the first lady’s room in the building in 1990s. She was one of the first reporters in Japan to cover the topic of WWII comfort women and forced the Japanese government and the public to face up to this issue. She was the first bureau chief of Marketplace in China, and has shed light on rarely-discussed Tibetan gender issues by producing the documentary Nowhere to Call Home.

For this episode of Wǒ Men, we talked to Jocelyn Ford about her work and her views on how women can break the social norm of male dominance and make a difference.

“Choose the battle and win it!” as she puts it.

On the latest Wǒ Men Podcast, the team explore all these issues and more. Listen below on Mixcloud, or find Wǒ Men on iTunes here.

Cover image: Alice Carfrae

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