Frontline Bloggers


December 14, 2012

#FCBBCA Israel and Iran: Countdown to war? – The report

By Jim Treadway Will 2013 see an escalation in tensions between Israel and Iran?  The Frontline Club in association with BBC Arabic brought together an expert panel to decipher the drumbeat of war and predict what 2013 may hold. Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow began by telling an audience at LSE’s Sheikh Zayed Theatre on 12 December, that the […]


December 4, 2012

Leveson’s legacy and the future for British press

By Emily Wight Following the publication of Lord Justice Leveson’s 2,000-page report last week, the Frontline Club hosted a panel of media experts on 3 December. The talk was chaired by BBC media correspondent Torin Douglas, he was joined by: Martin Moore, director of the Media Standards Trust and one of the founders of the Hacked […]


November 29, 2012

Around the world through Shorts at the Frontline Club

By Jonathan Couturier On November 28th, an evening of Shorts at the Frontline Club tackled two questions: how much time do you need to tell a story? and how can you tell non-fictional stories? That night, Frontline screened seven short but poignant documentaries, portraying past and present struggles from around the world. Radically different and […]


November 29, 2012

Albino killings in Tanzania: Harry Freeland’s ‘In the Shadow of the Sun’

By Jim Treadway We don’t choose the colour of our skin, or the place where we are born. But for people with albinism in Tanzania, their appearance has made them a hunted, sub-human species. “We are killed. We are dismembered,” says Josephat Torner, one of the albino subjects in Harry Freeland’s documentary, In the Shadow […]


November 28, 2012

Covering poverty in an indifferent world

By Lizzie Kendal On Tuesday 27 November, a group of experts gathered at the Frontline Club to discuss the issues and nuances that surround the task of: Covering poverty in an indifferent world. This subject was recently explored by the BBC’s Why Poverty? series in an episode covering the campaigning efforts of Bob Geldof and Bono, and […]


November 24, 2012

Voice of Afghanistan: Screening and Q&A with Jawed Taiman

By Jim Treadway “The life we had.  The flowers, the trees,” an elder Afghan recalls about the village in which he has lived, and where director Jawed Taiman grew up before his family fled the Soviet invasion in 1979. “Just look at it now,” the man gestures. “It’s completely dry.” This conversation opens Taiman’s latest […]


November 22, 2012

PhotoTALK with WPO: The funding game

By Sally Ashley-Cound Wednesday 21st November saw the World Photography Organisation hold the first PhotoTALK event at the Frontline Club; a new series of talks which will take place around the world. Chaired by Stuart Smith of SMITH design, the panel for PhotoTALK with WPO: The Funding Game consisted of Canadian photographer Donald Weber who recently […]


November 15, 2012

Insight with Jeremy Bowen: The Arab uprisings

By Anna Reitman Coming straight from a day of reporting on the latest unrest between Israel and Gaza, the BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen was at the Frontline Club on 14 November to discuss the historic events that have reshaped the Middle East. He reflected on their political context, history and the evolving landscape as documented in […]


November 14, 2012

Screening: Land Rush + Q&A

By Joëlle Pouliot On November 12, Land Rush was screened at The Frontline Club as part of a cross-media event entitled Why Poverty?, which uses films, online and TV, to get people talking about poverty. Land Rush explores the land appropriation debate in Mali.  75% of the population are small-scale traditional farmers who compete with […]


November 9, 2012

Call Me Kuchu – screening and directors Q&A session

Call Me Kuchu, a powerful and evocative documentary film about the human rights of Uganda’s gay and lesbian population, screened – with a following Q&A session – on 1 November at the Frontline Club.

David Kato, the most prominent leader for sexual equality rights in Uganda, is the focus of this extraordinary documentary filmed during the last year of his life – until his murder in January 2011.


November 6, 2012

Screening: The Mexican Suitcase + Q&A

By Sally Ashley-Cound On the 5th of November filmmaker Trisha Ziff brought her widely acclaimed film The Mexican Suitcase to the Frontline Club. Thought lost since 1939, the group of three boxes full of negatives by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David ‘Chim’ Seymour, known as The Mexican Suitcase, was uncovered in Mexico by Ziff […]


November 1, 2012

New Series Launch: Unreported World – Reporting Social Change

Channel 4 presented its new series of Unreported World to a packed audience at the Frontline Club on October 31, followed by a panel discussion entitled “Reporting Social Change”.