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January 25, 2016

Professionalising Citizen Journalism

By Adam Barr “We all work in closing spaces around the world where journalism is becoming more and more difficult.” The challenges of reporting on places and conflicts forgotten by the mainstream media were laid bare on Tuesday 19 January, as the Frontline Club hosted an in-depth discussion on the professionalisation of citizen journalism. Trevor […]


January 15, 2016

Power, Politics and Performance in Russia: Collective Memory and the Cult of Stalin

By Elliot Goat “It took me years to make sense of my own history, and Russian society will take a similar time.”– Vladimir Ashurkov, Russian opposition politician In collaboration with Theatre Royal Plymouth and the Sputnik Theatre, on Thursday 14 January the Frontline Club presented a staged reading of Grandchildren: The Second Act by Alexandra Polivanova […]


January 8, 2016

The Fight Against Daesh: Symptoms and Causes

By Antonia Roupell   A panel discussion focused on The Fight Against Daesh made for a timely first First Wednesday of the year at the Frontline Club. The packed event on 6 January was chaired by David Loyn, foreign correspondent for the BBC for over 30 years. The speakers included Richard Spencer, Middle East editor of The Daily and Sunday […]


January 7, 2016

Staged Readings & Discussion: Power, Politics & Performance in Russia

Each evening will feature a topical new Russian play translated into English by Sputnik’s artistic director, Noah Birksted-Breen, and presented by a British theatre director and cast. The post-show talks will touch upon various aspects of life in Russia covering an array of issues, from the clampdown on theatre and freedom of speech to growing social tensions and immigration. There […]


January 5, 2016

We’re hiring!

Position: Assistant Club Receptionist Salary: DOA Hours: Fulltime, according to weekly shift rota, evening work will be necessary frequently. Will need to comply with a fairly strict rota. Job details: We are looking for an enthusiastic and sociable individual to join the Frontline Club team. The candidate will primarily work on the reception desk, welcoming […]


December 21, 2015

Announcing Frontline Club Istanbul: A Syrian Love Story – Turkish Preview Screening + Q&A

Thursday 21 January 2016, 6:00 PM SALT Galata, Garanti Bankası, Bankalar Caddesi 11, Karaköy 34420, Istanbul Please email [email protected] to register to attend this event We are thrilled to announce our first Frontline Club event in Turkey on 21 January 2016, which will mark the start of regular screenings and discussions taking place in Istanbul as part […]


December 10, 2015

Gift vouchers available for Christmas!

If you’d like to buy a gift voucher for a Christmas presents this year, just drop us a line at [email protected] to find out more. We can give you a voucher for a specific event or workshop, or credit that you can choose to spend as you like. Terms and Conditions: Voucher can only be […]


December 1, 2015

The Lives of Others: Character Driven Documentary

By Thomas Colson On Monday 30 November, a panel of acclaimed documentary filmmakers came together to discuss the difficulties and rewards of character-driven documentary. Beadie Finzi, one of the founding directors of non-profit film foundation BRITDOC, moderated the discussion and was joined by filmmakers Brian Hill, David Sington, and Edward Lovelace.


November 29, 2015
November 23, 2015

Sun Mu: From North Korean Propagandist to Pop Art Defector

By Heenali Patel On Friday 20 November, the Frontline Club hosted a premiere screening of the documentary I Am Sun Mu, a remarkable insight into the life and work of North Korean defector and political pop artist Sun Mu. The film follows Sun Mu as he prepares for his first solo exhibition in Beijing in […]


November 19, 2015

Spotlight: Investigative Journalism at the Boston Globe

By Isabelle Gerretsen On Wednesday 18 November, Sacha Pfeiffer and Mike Rezendes from The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer-prize winning Spotlight team discussed their 2002 exposé of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, the subject of the new film Spotlight. They spoke to Richard Sambrook, former head of BBC News and director of the centre for journalism […]


November 19, 2015

In the Picture with Giles Duley: “Anti-War Photographer”

By Ratha Lehall On Wednesday 18 November, the Frontline Club hosted photographer Giles Duley to discuss the themes and individual images in his latest project, One Second of Light. Duley was joined by Roger Tatley, director at the Marian Goodman Gallery, and Jon Levy, a photo editor currently working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). One Second of […]


November 19, 2015

Gulwali Passarlay’s Journey as a Refugee from Afghanistan to the UK

By Aletha Adu On Wednesday 18 November, Gulwali Passarlay enlightened a packed audience at the Frontline Club into his journey as an unaccompanied child refugee from Afghanistan to the United Kingdom. Joined by former Afghanistan correspondent for the BBC David Loyn, and Nadene Ghouri who co-authored his book The Lightless Sky, Passarlay was keen to […]


November 17, 2015

Yallah!: Underground Music in the Middle East

By Ratha Lehall On Monday 16 November, the Frontline Club hosted a screening of the documentary Yallah! Underground, a vibrant look at a diverse groups of Arab artists and musicians using culture to challenge the status quo. The film is set in the years prior to and during the Arab spring, and focuses on artists from […]


November 13, 2015

Insight with Sandra Rodríguez Nieto: Life and Death in Juárez – In Pictures

Photographs by Tolly Robinson of discussion between Mexican journalist Sandra Rodríguez Nieto and Ed Vulliamy, writer for the Observer and the Guardian.


November 13, 2015

Corruption, Violence and Impunity in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

By Molly Fleming On Thursday 12 November, award-winning reporter Sandra Rodríguez Nieto spoke with author and journalist for the Observer and the Guardian Ed Vulliamy about life and death in Juarez, the Mexican murder capital of the world.


November 12, 2015

Water Wars: Is a Drying World Stoking the Migration Crisis?

By Hannah Lawrence In a heated debate on Wednesday 11 November at the Frontline Club, a panel of writers and scientists discussed the extent to which a drying world is a contributing factor in the ongoing migration crisis.


November 11, 2015

Kisilu: The Climate Diaries

By Harriet Agerholm  On Tuesday 10 November the Frontline Club hosted a preview screening of Julia Dahr’s Kisilu: The Climate Diaries, ahead of the film’s December screening at the UN climate change conference in Paris. The screening was followed by a discussion with the film’s producer, Hugh Hartford.


November 6, 2015

The Dayton Agreement 20 Years On – In Pictures

Photographs by Tolly Robinson of panel discussion marking 20 years since the Dayton Agreement with Paddy Ashdown, Anthony Loyd, Kemal Pervanic, Zrinka Bralo and chaired by Allan Little.


November 5, 2015

20 Years After the Dayton Agreement: “The Sky is Darkening in Bosnia”

By Jonathan Bucks On Wednesday 4 November, the Frontline Club marked the twentieth anniversary of the Dayton Agreement – the peace agreement that marked the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina – by welcoming a panel of those who helped shape negotiations at the time, and who reported on the three year conflict.


November 5, 2015

Nowhere People: The World’s 10M Stateless People

By Charlotte Beale On 3 November at the Frontline Club, photojournalist Greg Constantine spoke to UNHCR’s UK representative Gonzalo Vargas Llosa about Nowhere People, Constantine’s body of ten years of photographic work on the world’s estimated 10m stateless people.


November 2, 2015

1915: The Last Survivors of the Armenian Genocide

By Anna Speyart ‘[Photography] isn’t necessarily about creating images; it’s about experiencing life and experiencing stories. Images are just a side effect.’


October 27, 2015

Nawal El Saadawi: Religion, Feminism and Egyptian Politics

By Ayman Al-Juzi On Monday 26 October, renowned Egyptian writer, feminist and activist Nawal El Saadawi joined journalist Wendell Steavenson and a packed audience at the Frontline Club for a discussion that spanned the topics of linguistic philosophy, feminism and globalisation – all of which were explored in the context of El Saadawi‘s own life […]


October 23, 2015

The Frontline Club Awards Ceremony 2015 in Pictures

Photographs by Tolly Robinson from the 2015 Frontline Club awards ceremony that took place on Thursday 22 October and was hosted by Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow. For a second year the ceremony included the awarding of The Richard Beeston Bursary. The evening also featured a keynote speech by Farouq al Habib, political counsellor […]


October 21, 2015

Frame by Frame: Photojournalism in Afghanistan

By Anna Speyart On Tuesday 20 November 2015, the Frontline Club hosted a packed screening of the documentary Frame by Frame, followed by a discussion with filmmakers Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli. The film follows four Afghan photojournalists who have the challenging task of helping to establish a free and diverse media landscape after years of repressive Taliban […]


October 20, 2015

The Challenges and Impact of Cross-Border Journalism

By Isabel Gonzalez-Prendergast On Monday 19 October, the Frontline Club was joined by a panel of experts to discuss the increasingly necessary journalism model of cross-border collaboration. Gavin MacFadyen, director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism and visiting professor at City University, moderated the event, which was held in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Centre in […]


October 15, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance

By Olivia Acland On Wednesday 14 October a packed audience convened at the Frontline Club, eager to discuss worldwide censorship and the extent to which technology has increased the scope of surveillance. The event, titled Spies, Lies and Secrets, was held in collaboration with Index on Censorship – the international organisation that promotes and defends the right to […]


October 9, 2015

Mohamed Fahmy and Amal Clooney: #FreedAJStaff in Pictures

Photographs by Tolly Robinson from Wednesday 7 October 2015 – former Al Jazeera English bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy spoke to the Frontline Club in his first public appearance since his release from a Cairo prison on 23 September. He was joined by his lawyer Amal Clooney and BBC chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet.


October 9, 2015

Mohamed Fahmy and Amal Clooney: #FreedAJStaff

By Charlotte Beale On Wednesday 7 October, former Al Jazeera English bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy joined a packed audience at the Frontline Club in his first public appearance since his release from a Cairo prison on 23 September. Fahmy was joined in conversation by his lawyer Amal Clooney and BBC chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet. […]


September 30, 2015

The Red Web: Digital Surveillance in Russia

By Elliot Goat “This is not a phone conversation…”                                                                         – Soviet saying Introducing his new book The Red Web: The […]