Frontline Staff


March 21, 2019

The Forgotten Heroes of Empire: Screening + Q&A

There is much debate over how Britain’s colonial past in Africa is remembered. Through the constant editions of history, some stories get quietly forgotten. The Forgotten Heroes of Empire by Jack Losh and Alessandro Pavone, unearths an unfinished – and overlooked – chapter of that past.


March 14, 2019

Kinoteka Presents: 53 Wars

We’re proud to be taking part in the Polish Film Festival again this year, hosting a screening of the award-winning ’53 Wars’.


March 13, 2019

Screening: Tigers + Q&A

Join us for a screening of long-awaited feature film Tigers, a retelling of the Nestle Milkpak formula milk scandal – and Syed Aamar Raza’s inspirational actions to blow the story.


March 12, 2019

The Queer Purges in Chechnya – CANCELLED

Join us for a panel to discuss the dangers for LGBT+ citizens in Russia – and why it’s been so hard to get the story out – and to look at the situation for refugees from Chechnya and around the world, who’ve had to flee their homes as a result of persecution for their gender or orientation.


March 7, 2019

Iraq: A State of Mind – Screening + Q&A

BBC Arabic returns to the Frontline Club for an exclusive screening of ‘Iraq: A State of Mind’ followed by a Q&A with Director Namak Khoshnaw and Head of Documentaries Christopher Mitchell.


March 6, 2019

HRWFF – Ghost Fleet

The Frontline Club is a presenting partner for another film from this years Human Rights Watch Film Festival. These screenings will be taking place at Regent Street Cinema on 18th March, 7:30pm and on March 19th at the Barbican, 6:15pm. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul has committed her life to rescuing and returning home men from Myanmar, Laos, […]


March 6, 2019

HRWFF – Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World

The Frontline Club is proud to be presenting partners with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on 3 groundbreaking films offering fresh perspectives and critical insights on human rights concerns impacting people around the world. The first screening takes place at the Barbican on Thursday March 14th. “In citizen journalism…trust is generated not by the […]


March 5, 2019

Shamima Begum: A Crisis Of Citizenship

When Frontline member Anthony Loyd found Shamima Begum in al-Hawl refugee camp, northern Syria, he helped unearth a series of unanswered questions for Western societies – and kickstarted a national debate in the United Kingdom.


March 4, 2019

Statelessness in Assam

Frontline is investigating the hugely underreported crisis of statelessness in the Indian province of Assam. To understand the processes at work, and the politics that underpins them, we’re joined by two experts with different backgrounds to shed light on the complex situation.


March 1, 2019

Kleptoscope: Libel proceedings, A Very British Censorship

When parliament changed the law on defamation in 2013, it thought it had solved the problem of libel tourism. It hadn’t, it merely moved it underground.


February 28, 2019

Storyville Sundays: The Trial Of Ratko Mladic

Storyville are back at the Frontline Club, for a series of pre-broadcast Sunday afternoon screenings. First up, they’re bringing The Trial of Ratko Mladic, accompanied by co-directors Henry Singer and Rob Miller. On November 22nd 2017, the Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal […]


February 27, 2019

The Great Firewall of China

James Griffiths’ new book The Great Firewall of China exposes the world’s biggest and most sophisticated system of internet censorship – and what it means for freedoms all around the world.


February 22, 2019

The Empire’s New Clothes

Suffering from Brexit burn-out? Fatigued by the pandemonium in parliament? Well, spare a thought for the foreign correspondents from EU member states doggedly covering the Brexit beat. With reporters from France, Germany, Italy and Ireland, Ian Dunt will be chairing a panel to leave this shores and look at the UK’s messy breakup with the European Union from beyond our borders


February 19, 2019

Venezuela in Crisis

If there’s one thing that all sides agree on, it’s that Venezuela is in crisis – both political and humanitarian. Join a panel of reporters, broadcasters and experts who’ve been covering the crisis for an in-depth look at the unfolding events.


February 18, 2019

George Soros: The Saint And The Sinner

To discuss the Soros legacy we’re joined by the president of the ‘Open Society Foundations’ Patrick Gaspard, reporter and academic James Kirchick, Deputy Editor of the Financial Times Roula Khalaf, and sociologist and writer Frank Furedi. This debate will be chaired by broadcaster and historian Jonathan Dimbleby.


February 11, 2019

Ethics Through The Lens: Covering And Uncovering The Drug War In The Philippines

What are the experiences and challenges of reporters covering anti-drug operations in the Philippines, night by night? In such parlous working conditions, how and why do they continue? Can their work really shape public discourse?


February 4, 2019

Frontline Fringe: The Big Lie, by Shaniaz Hama Ali + Q&A

The Big Lie makes us question our own morality. In Shaniaz’s shoes, would we take on the case?


February 1, 2019

LOVE HOTEL: A Special Hot Screening and Valentine’s Quiz!

Join us on Valentine’s day for an enticing and romantic take on modern Japan through the prism of sex, love and escapism.


January 31, 2019

The Meaning of Jihad: An Evening with Abdullah Anas

Join Abdullah Anas, Jonathan Powell and Tam Hussein to rethink what it means to be a jihadist in the modern world. 


January 30, 2019

Travels Through A Middle East in Revolt: An Evening with Emma Sky and Lyse Doucet

According to Emma Sky, the Middle East is in a ‘Time Of Monsters’. Where have these monsters come from? Join us for an evening with two regional experts with diverse experiences to dig deeper into the origins, complexities and fallout of these forces at large in the Arab World – and their relationship with Europe and beyond.


January 28, 2019

China’s Inner Turmoil

China’s fraught relationship with its minorities is, unfortunately, nothing new – but in the 21st century, the storm clouds have been gathering apace.


January 24, 2019

Drugs, Money and Blood: Would Legalisation Work?

The war on drugs is clearly in dire need of peace talks. Join Ed Vulliamy, Peter Hitchens and Pete Maguire to discuss if legalisation could be – or should be – the answer.


January 23, 2019

Targeting Yemen: Screening + Q&A

Join us for an exclusive screening of Targeting Yemen, followed by a Q&A with freelance filmmaker Safa Al Ahmad, BBC Arabic Documentaries Editor Christopher Mitchell and field producer, analyst and academic Farea Al-Muslimi. Safa Al Ahmad travelled to Yemen to investigate the escalation of US strikes against Al Qaeda. This is a campaign that has largely […]


January 21, 2019

How To Lose A Country: an Evening with Ece Temelkuran and Patrick Cockburn

You may have noticed that Populism is getting quite… popular. In the last 20 years, populist parties in Europe have tripled their votes. By 2018, they were in government in 11 countries. Populist leaders now govern countries with a combined population of over 2 billion people. How did we get here? Where are we going? What’s at stake? 


January 17, 2019

Byline Presents: Inside @ Frontline Club

Join us for an evening of comedy and music programmed by Byline Festival as part of their ‘Inside’ events series.


January 17, 2019

‘A Private War’ Exclusive Pre-screening + Q&A

Join us for an exclusive pre-screening of ‘A Private War’. We’re partnering with Women in Journalism for a Q&A afterwards with Matthew Heinemann and Paul Conroy, chaired by Eleanor Mills.


January 15, 2019

Path Of Blood + Q&A

Path of Blood is not how a film should be made. It doesn’t make any sense. The fact that it was, makes it all the more unique. 


January 14, 2019

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. 


January 7, 2019

The Price of Peace: An Evening With María Jimena Duzán

This Thursday the Frontline Club welcomes Colombia’s leading reporter, María Jimena Duzán, in conversation with freelance journalist and author Ed Vulliamy, to count the costs.


January 4, 2019

The Parallel State: Truth, Lies and Political Fiction in Contemporary Turkey

What began as a documentary project quickly spiralled into a deeper journey along the fault lines of truth, and the power of narratives to control reality.