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Event date: Thursday 24 January, 2019 7:00 pm

Ethics in the News: Censorship and Survival in Egypt and Beyond

For media workers, internalising red lines presents some of the most challenging ethical decisions they will face in their careers and lives. Join us to hear from those who’ve experienced first hand how censorship affects journalists – and journalism – in Egypt. 

February 18, 2016

Revolutionary Egypt: Podcast and Photos

On Wednesday 10 February 2016, a panel of experts joined an audience at the Frontline Club to discuss Revolutionary Egypt Five Years On. Speakers included Jack Shenker, journalist and former Egypt correspondent for the Guardian; Dr Omar Ashour, an associate fellow at Chatham House and senior lecturer in Security Studies in the Institute of Arab and […]

Event date: Wednesday 10 February 2016, 7:00 PM

Revolutionary Egypt Five Years On

It is half a decade since Egypt’s revolution first erupted, promising something more than a binary choice between Islamism and military authoritarianism. Yet since the unrest began we have seen the Muslim Brotherhood rise to power, only to be overthrown by an army strongman – but is this just the start?

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 […]

February 24, 2015

Beyond the limit: Peter Greste recounts a year in Egyptian prison

By Richard Nield In an emotional and inspiring interview at the Frontline Club on 19 February, little more than two weeks after his release from an Egyptian prison, Australian journalist Peter Greste spoke of his experience of being incarcerated for more than 400 days for nothing more than doing his job as a journalist. Greeted by […]

Event date: Thursday 19 February 2015, 3:00 PM

Al Jazeera and Egypt: An Insider’s Perspective

In his first trip to London after 400 days in jail, Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste will discuss his relief at being released as well as calling for the unconditional dismissal of the case against colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy. Peter will also talk about how he managed to get through the ordeal and the wider press freedom campaign.

January 22, 2015

Mubarak’s Egypt and US interests in the Middle East

By Antonia Roupell The subject of Egypt’s tempestuous recent history was brought to the Frontline Club on Monday 19 January in the form of the documentary film, Mubarak’s Egypt. The screening, which was the English language premier following its broadcast in Arabic on the al Arabiya news channel, was followed by a Q&A with director Charlie […]

Event date: Monday 19 January 2015, 7:00 PM

Screening: Mubarak’s Egypt + Q&A

In Mubarak’s Egypt, director Charlie Smith investigates America’s role during the final years of Hosni Mubarak’s regime. By then Egypt, once the Arab world’s most important power, had become a regional bit-player stagnating in corruption and cronyism. With contributions from many of the leading players in Cairo and Washington, the film shows how revolution became the only option left to the millions betrayed by the rule of a modern-day pharaoh. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Charlie Smith and executive producer Christopher Mitchell.

Event date: Friday 20 June 2014, 11:00 AM

Terry Waite, Alan Johnston and Amnesty International call on Egypt to find Al Jazeera staff not guilty

The court in Cairo is expected to reach a verdict on the Al Jazeera English journalists accused of aiding and abetting terrorism on Monday 23 June. The case has provoked worldwide condemnation as a trial of the free press in Egypt. Journalism itself has been on trial. Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed will have been incarcerated for 177 days on their next day in court. Four other Al Jazeera journalists are also being tried in absentia.

Former hostages Terry Waite and Alan Johnston will join Amnesty’s Egypt expert Nicholas Piachaud at the Frontline Club on Friday 20 June at  11 AM to call for the Al Jazeera English journalists to be found not guilty of all the charges and sent home to their families.

June 12, 2014

Tough road ahead for Egypt

By Richard Nield In the aftermath of victory for Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in recent presidential elections, Egypt’s government faces a huge challenge to unite a fragmented society behind difficult economic reforms, agreed a panel of experts speaking at the Frontline Club on 10 June 2014, chaired by Rasha Qandeel, presenter and journalist at BBC Arabic.

Event date: Tuesday 10 June 2014, 7:00 PM

Egypt’s Roadmap

As Abdel Fattah al-Sisi takes his place as Egypt’s second democratically elected leader, we will be looking at his roadmap for the country. Are we seeing a return to military dominance of politics and what does that signal for Egypt?

January 30, 2014

Al Jazeera Press Conference – Journalists Detained in Egypt

On Wednesday 29 January 2014, Al Jazeera held a press conference to call for the release of five journalists who have been arrested and detained by Egyptian authorities. Al Jazeera correspondent and Frontline Club member, Peter Greste; Cairo bureau chief, Mohammed Fahmy; and producer, Baher Mohamed were arrested on 29 December at their hotel in […]

January 21, 2014

Oscar-nominated documentary about Egyptian revolution screens at the Frontline Club

By Helena Williams On the day the 2014 Academy Awards Nominations were announced, the Frontline Club hosted a screening of The Square. After winning the Audience Award at both Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival, the film is now in the run-up for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. The Square portrays the Egyptian revolution and […]

August 13, 2013

Where next for a post-Morsi Egypt?

By Daniel Alan Kennedy The 2011 revolution in Egypt raised hopes that democratic institutions would replace Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship.  The recent removal of President Morsi by the Egyptian military and the violence on the streets that followed has instead left Egypt facing an uncertain future. Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East Editor and renowned Egyptian journalist Yosri Fouda met […]

Event date: Friday 16 August 2013, 7:00 PM

The Unfolding Crisis in Egypt

Organised by The Media Diversity Institute (MDI).
The Media Diversity Institute cordially invites you to an evening discussion on the unfolding crisis in Egypt and the role of the media.

With: Ayman Al Sayyad, Editor in Chief of Weghat Nazar; Hisham Kassem, founder of Al-Masry Al-Youm; Ahmed Zain, Misr Al Arabi; Dina Abdel Rahman, CBC; Tarek Al-Fatatry, Al Mehwar; Hafez Al Mirazi, AUC and Dream TV; and Amr Ellissy, Radio Masr and Dream TV. Our panelists, all influential media decision makers from Egypt, will be discussing the current crisis, the role of the media and the prospects for peaceful change. The discussion will be chaired by Naomi Sakr from the University of Westminster and author of Transformations in Egyptian Journalism.

Event date: Monday 12 August 2013, 7:00 PM

Egypt Crisis: Yosri Fouda in conversation with Jeremy Bowen

As political instability continues in Egypt, renowned Arab journalist Yosri Fouda will be joining the BBC’s Middle East Editor, Jeremy Bowen in conversation, to give some insight into how this situation will develop.

July 16, 2013

Egypt’s New Roadmap

By Dan Tookey Following Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s removal from power by the Egyptian military on the 3 July, the Frontline Club hosted a debate, ten days later, exploring what has happened and asking what these events mean for Egypt’s future.

Event date: Thursday 11 July 2013, 7:00 PM

Egypt’s New Roadmap

A year after his victory in Egypt’s historic first free election Mohamed Morsi has been ousted. Since his removal from power by the military on 3 July tensions have soared on the streets of Egypt. With events developing at great speed we will be taking stock of what has happened and asking what this means for Egypt’s future.

Event date: Monday 22 April 2013, 7:00 PM

BBC Arabic Screening: Egypt’s Stolen Billions

Organised by BBC Arabic
Egypt’s Stolen Billions is a BBC Arabic investigative documentary that exposes the incompetence of the British Government in identifying Mubarak’s assets hidden in the UK. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with: reporter Reda Al Mawy; director and producer, Daniel TetlowRobert Palmer, specialist on Banks and Corruption from Global Witness; Dr Mohamed Abdel Ghani, from United Egyptians and Jeremy Carver, from Transparency International. The debate will be moderated by BBC Arabic’s presenter, Sam Farah.

February 7, 2013

Transforming Egyptian Journalism

By Richard Nield The key to the development of the media in Egypt is not the transformation of journalists but the transformation of institutions, argues Naomi Sakr in her new book, Transformations in Egyptian Journalism. “I wanted to demonstrate that journalism as such may be the least of the problems in the Egyptian media,” said […]

Event date: Tuesday 5 February 2013, 7:00 PM

Transformations in Egyptian Journalism since the January 25 Revolution

This event is organised by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Followed by a drinks reception.
In this launch event for her new book, Naomi Sakr looks at recent transformations in Egyptian journalism, exploring diverse approaches to converged media and the place of participatory cross-media networks in expanding and developing the country’s body of professional journalists.

December 7, 2012

A busy week ahead for international news – featuring North Korea, Syria, Iran, Russia, Venezuela and Egypt

A round up of world news in the week ahead from journalist resource ForesightNews. By Jasper Wenban-Smith, international editor of ForesightNews. Monday 10 December A bombastic week of international news kicks off Monday with the opening of the window for North Korea’s latest satellite launch attempt. The launch will have important implications, both domestic and international. […]

July 19, 2012

In conversation with Yosri Fouda – Egypt after Mubarak

Report by Nigel Wilson “These are tear gas canisters made in the USA and this in my opinion epitomises the whole story in the Middle East in the last few decades.” Renowned broadcaster Yosri Fouda began the evening recounting a pivotal moment in the Egyptian revolution. On the 1st of the 18 days of protests […]

July 18, 2012

#FCBBCA: In conversation with Yosri Fouda – Egypt after Mubarak

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Renowned Arab journalist Yosri Fouda will be discussing the events that led him to this conclusion in the wake of President Hosni Mubarak’s downfall and discussing how the Egyptian people have responded to the life sentence handed down to Mubarak for complicity in the deaths of protesters and their expectations following the presidential elections.

Event date: July 18, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED #FCBBCA: In conversation with Yosri Fouda – Egypt after Mubarak

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Renowned Arab journalist Yosri Fouda will be joining us in conversation with senior BBC presenter and special correspondent Lyse Doucet for this special event, post elections we will be asking what lies ahead for the people of Egypt and its new leader.

July 5, 2012

The challenges ahead for Egypt’s first democratically elected president

Report by Jonathan Couturier Mohammed Mursi has become Egypt’s first democratically elected president – but while he may have been chosen as the people’s representative, the country still has to contend with the powerful Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), who may thwart any attempt at change. The panel was divided over Mursi’s ability […]

Event date: July 3, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED First Wednesday: What does the result of Egypt’s Presidential election mean for the country and the region?

Join us with a panel of experts to examine the challenges Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Mursi will face at home and abroad and whether he will keep to his promise of being a leader for all Egyptians.

January 18, 2012

Frontline Club panel optimistic about the future of Egypt

By Will Turvill There was an overall feeling of positivity in the Frontline Club last night as the panel, chaired by the Observer‘s foreign affairs editor Peter Beaumont, discussed what the future might hold for the Egyptian people after a year of military rule. Indeed, despite recognising the number of challenges facing the revolutionary movement, each […]

January 17, 2012

Egypt: After a year of military rule, what next?

Tuesday 25 January 2011 has become enshrined in Egypt’s history as the ‘day of rage’ when people took to the streets against the tyranny and oppression of President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. As we approach the one-year anniversary of that day we will be joined by a panel of Egyptians to discuss the hopes of that day and the challenges that lie ahead.

Event date: January 17, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Egypt: After a year of military rule, what next?

Tuesday 25 January 2011 has become enshrined in Egypt’s history as the ‘day of rage’ when people took to the streets against the tyranny and oppression of President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. As we approach the one-year anniversary of that day we will be joined by a panel of Egyptians to discuss the hopes of that day and the challenges that lie ahead.