Jocelyn Ford

Reporter

Beijing-based award-winning radio correspondent and filmmaker Jocelyn Ford has been a journalist in Asia for over 30 years. For over a decade, Jocelyn was bureau chief for U.S public radio's premier national business show, Marketplace — first in Tokyo, later in Beijing. Her work has been heard on Radiolab, The World, Studio 360, and other shows.

Jocelyn's groundbreaking debut documentary film "Nowhere to Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing" has been translated into nine languages, and has screened in over nine countries, including China, where it was the inaugural film at the new Center for Documentary Studies in Beijing.

Recent Stories

Solving the problem of piracy

Until a few years ago the Strait of Malacca, an important global shipping lane between Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, was considered to be the most dangerous sea lane in the world. Pirate attacks were commonplace there. But in recent years, there's been a decline in piracy incidents there. Now waters off of Somalia are considered the most dangerous. Jocelyn Ford went to Aceh on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, once known as a hotbed for pirates, to find out what changed.

Environment

Aceh's orphans

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the tsunami that roared across the Indian ocean. Donations have generously helped survivors there -- including in Aceh -- but the neediest children in Aceh these days are NOT tsunami survivors. The World reports.

Environment

Surviving the tsunami

Four years ago, a deadly tsunami struck Indonesia, killing more than 200,000 people. Hardest hit was the province of Aceh. Reporter Jocelyn Ford revisits the area and updates us on what life is like today, especially for one survivor.

Arts, Culture & Media

Branding Songzhuang

Some years back, a group of artists were hounded out of Beijing by authorities. Some went to Songzhuang village, a farming town an hour away. Now, that village is a boomtown ?- based on the market for contemporary Chinese art. Communist officials drink beer with bohemians. Will the rising tide raise all the artists' boats ?- or capsize them? Jocelyn Ford goes to Songzhuang to find out.

Arts, Culture & Media

Kongfu Monk

The Buddhist monks of Shaolin Temple may perform at the Olympic opening ceremonies. But they face two deadly foes ?- copyright infringement and tourists. Jocelyn Ford took a road trip to the temple with one monk, who turned out not to be quite what he seemed.

Studio 360 - Episode 846 - Made in China - Branding Songzhuang

Some years back, a group of artists were hounded out of Beijing by authorities. Some went to Songzhuang village, a farming town an hour away. Now, that village is a boomtown ?- based on the market for contemporary Chinese art. Communist officials drink beer with bohemians. Will the rising tide raise all the artists' boats ?- or capsize them? Jocelyn Ford goes to Songzhuang to find out.

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