Tuesday 7 July 2015, 7:00 PM
Acts of journalism should be shielded from targeted surveillance, data retention and handover of material connected to confidential sources. This is a key early finding from a recent study commissioned by UNESCO on the state of journalistic source protection in 121 countries. In an event in partnership with the Foreign Press Association, we will be joined by the author of the study, Australian journalist and journalism academic Julie Posetti, and other experts to discuss the implications of the findings and what needs to be done to ensure journalists can fully protect their sources.
Tuesday 7 July 2015, 6:30 PM
A monthly social evening for journalists and others in the London media world. The London Press Club, which has been bringing the industry together since 1882, is resurrecting the tradition of regular drinks, on the back of popular demand.
Wednesday 8 July 2015, 7:00 PM
For July’s BookNights we are delighted to welcome the distinguished former foreign affairs correspondent for the BBC, Martin Bell, OBE, who will present his book The End of Empire over an intimate dinner with Frontline Club members.
Before his career as a BBC war reporter and independent MP, Martin Bell also served as a soldier in Cyprus between 1957 and 1959. In a chocolate box in his attic many years later he found more than 100 letters that he had sent home to his family. He was not a journalist then, but the letters are war reports of a sort, impressions of what it was like to be a conscript on active service during the EOKA rebellion against British rule.
Friday 10 July 2015, 7:00 PM
In September 2012, the tiny prairie town of Leith, North Dakota, saw its population of 24 grow by one. Trouble had come to town. The newcomer was Craig Cobb, a notorious white supremacist. Quietly snapping up plots of land, he planned to take over the town government and establish Cobbsville, a haven for white separatists.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker.
Thursday 16 July 2015, 7:45 PM
The Club Quiz returns in July to test your knowledge. Use this great excuse to get your friends together and explore the members’ Clubroom with its fascinating history and displays of memorabilia.
Thursday 16 July 2015, 7:00 PM
On 16 August 2012, South African police opened fire on a large crowd of men who were on strike from the Marikana platinum mine. The police action resulted in 112 people being shot and 34 killed. Nearly three years on from the massacre and as the Marikana Commission are due to publish their inquiry into what happened, we will be holding a special event in two parts to explore politics, power and platinum in South Africa.
Friday 17 July 2015, 7:00 PM
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Chloe Ruthven.
In 2008 the Indian Government launched an initiative to train 500 million of the rural poor to work in its growing industrial sector. Migrants from the rural areas of India now make up a significant percentage of the labour force in India. Seduced by the opportunity to be independent, many hopeful young women, like best friends Bhanu and Bhutu, try their luck working for garment factories, yet the women’s inexperience leaves them terribly susceptible to exploitation.
Monday 20 July 2015, 7:00 PM
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Dyanna Taylor.
Explore, through her granddaughter’s eyes, the life story of Dorothea Lange, the photographer who captured the iconic image “Migrant Mother.” Never-seen-before photos, film footage, interviews, family memories, and journals reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself.
Thursday 23 July 2015, 7:30 PM
Jon Snow, Allan Little, Martin Bell, Jeremy Bowen, Lindsey Hilsum, Jon Lee Anderson and Carlotta Gall invite you to the first annual fundraising dinner for the Frontline Fund.
The Frontline Fund (formerly the Fixers Fund) was set up in 2007 following the murder of Ajmal Naqshbandi in Afghanistan, with the aim of raising money for the families of media workers killed or injured around the world while working with the international press.
Join us to support this important cause – the cost of your ticket will help support the Frontline Fund for another year.
Friday 24 July 2015, 7:00 PM
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Adjani Arumpac.
The southern Philippines has a long history of conflict, with armed groups including Muslim separatists, communists, clan militias and criminal groups all active in the area. How does one tell the story of a war so firmly entrenched in the quotidian it has become the norm? Arumpac collects personal stories of conflict from her home village to prompt reflection on the violence that has shaped the Philippines.
Wednesday 29 July 2015, 7:00 PM
In the summer of 2014, the scenes from Gaza and the media portrayal of events again ignited a global debate about the enduring Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One year later, the media spotlight has moved on and the people have been left to rebuild their lives, with over 100,000 still displaced. We will be joined by a panel of journalists who were there to cover the conflict, as well as those who have been involved in the efforts to rebuild, to reflect on what happened a year ago and what life has been like since.
Thursday 30 July 2015, 6:00 PM
We welcome our members, both recently joined and ongoing, for an evening of conversation and drinks kindly sponsored by Chivas Brothers.
Sunday 9 August 2015, 12:00 AM
This summer we are very excited to be heading to Wilderness Festival for a second year. We will be taking Frontline Club on the road for an event that will feature senior foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times, Anthony Loyd. More details will be announced soon.