About Events at the Frontline Club
Friday 26 May 2017, 7:00 PM
Over the last twelve years, as Mexico has become the epicentre of the international drug trade, more than one hundred journalists, a generation of writers, has been killed or disappeared. The Sorrows of Mexico is a collection of essays from the leading writer-journalists of Mexico, each one concentrating on a single issue among the many which afflict their country. We will be joined by two of the book’s contributors, Anabel Hernandez and Lydia Cacho, who will discuss their experiences as female journalists working in one of the most hostile environments for human rights reporting.
Friday 2 June - Sunday 4 June 2017
Subtitled, ‘A Riot of Free Speech’, Byline is Britain’s first ever festival of journalism. There will be a mix of comedy, music, workshops, screenings, activism and debate. A gaggle of the great and the very-funny: John Cleese, Martin Bell, The Blow Monkeys, Luke Harding, Lenny Henry, Tom Holland, Hugh Grant, Jack Monroe and plenty of other people and bands you admire and love, all in one forest clearing.
Monday 5 June 2017, 7:00 PM
The UK’s separation from the EU means separation from the European Court of Justice, and may presage leaving the European Court of Human Rights as well. Will significant sections of the UK press continue to argue for the scrapping of the Human Rights Act post-Brexit, or will they recognise that Article 10 provides numerous safeguards for responsible journalism and thus protects press freedom? We will be joined by journalists, human rights law experts and media analysts to discuss the role journalism will play as the Brexit leads human rights in the UK into an uncertain future.
Friday 9 June 2017, 7:00 PM
While travelling to investigate human rights abuses in Darfur, journalists Phil Cox and Daoud Hari were kidnapped and endured 40 days imprisonment and torture in cage cells in Khartoum. Following concerted diplomatic intervention by the UK and US governments, Hari was released on 18 January 2017, followed by Cox’s release on 1 February 2017. This compelling documentary comprises footage shot during their captivity that was smuggled out of the country.
Tuesday 20 June 2017, 7:00 PM
Join us for a discussion of Giles Durey’s most recent photography work from Mosul and Erbil, joined by an Emergency UK doctor returning from the Frontline
Thursday 22 June 2017, 7:00 PM
Perhaps a trillion dollars are stolen every year by the rulers of the world’s poorest countries. Hundreds of billions of those dollars find their way into the West, where they buy real estate, luxury goods, fine art, yachts and more. Less than a cent from every stolen dollar is ever returned to the peoples of the countries where the money was stolen. Kleptoscope 5 looks at this under-acknowledged economic catastrophe, and asks why it is so hard to recover assets stolen by kleptocrats. And what role does London play as both a safe haven for looted money, and a laundering centre for money being invested elsewhere?
Monday 26 June 2017, 7:00 PM
Anabel Hernandez is perhaps Mexico’s best-known investigative journalist. Over two decades, she’s written some of the most resounding investigations into government corruption printed in her country, and her 2010 book, Narcoland has received international attention for the connections it draws between the notorious Sinaloa Cartel headed by “El Chapo” Guzman and high-ranking Mexican officials. Hernandez will join us in conversation with journalist Ed Vulliamy to discuss her work and the unique challenges facing journalists working in Mexico today.
Wednesday 28 June 2017, 07:00 PM
Join us in celebration of International Pride Month with a screening of 2 short films around transgender issues followed by a Q&A with both directors, Andy Hayward and Olivia Crellin
Tuesday 4 July 2017, 7:00 PM
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Matthew Heineman moderated by journalist Paul Conroy. A real life international thriller, City of Ghosts exposes a new type of warfare: a battle over ideas, a fight for hearts and minds, a conflict over clicks and views. Captivating in its immediacy, it follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” — a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.