Frontline Staff


May 20, 2019

Trump, Sisi and the Muslim Brotherhood

Earlier this spring, Whitehouse spokeswoman Sarah Sanders declared the Trump administration would move to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation. The designation, if successful, could impact millions in the Middle East and beyond.


May 14, 2019

Cold War 2.0: The Troika of Tyranny

To discuss increasing international tensions around the so-called ‘Troika of Tyranny’ – and the prospect of Cold War 2.0 in the region – reporter Frontline Club Trustee Jon Lee Anderson is joined by Financial Times correspondent Andres Schipani and Arturo Wallace of BBC Mundo.  


May 7, 2019

On The President’s Orders + Q&A

The searing story of President Duterte’s bloody campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the war – the Manila police, and an ordinary family from the slum.


April 25, 2019

The Brink + Q&A

The Brink comes to Frontline fresh from its world premiere at Sundance 2019. With unprecedented and unique access to Steve Bannon, self-ordained figurehead of the right-wing nationalist movements across the western world, The Brink is a fearless portrayal that digs beneath beguiling caricature and enigma. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Alison Klayman.


April 24, 2019

Freedom Fields + Q&A

With the first kick of the FIFA Women’s World Cup a few days away, we are screening a film about a team that won’t be appearing in France. Filmed over five years, Freedom Fields follows three women and their football team in post-revolution Libya, as the country descends into civil war and the utopian hopes of the Arab Spring begin to fade.


April 23, 2019

The Many Faces of Al Shabaab

Al Shabaab is one of the century’s most successful violent jihadist movements, ruling over millions. But what lies behind the headlines and the bloodshed? Who are Al Shabaab, and why do people join? LAST FEW TICKETS.


April 23, 2019

Unreported World: Nicaragua, Press Under Siege

Unreported World returns to the Frontline Club for the first time this year with a pre-broadcast screening of a stunning new documentary that takes an inside look at the dangers faced by Nicaraguan journalists trying to get their stories out.


April 15, 2019

New Reporting Frontiers: OSI, Airstrikes and Civilian Harm

Meet some of the world’s leading Open Source Investigations teams to discuss the groundbreaking techniques being used to support and strengthen reporting of civilian harm in conflicts worldwide. Times senior foreign correspondent Anthony Loyd will be joined by  Chris Woods, Director of Airwars, Bellingcat’s Yemen reporter Rawan Shaif and Milena Marin, project lead for Amnesty Decoders.

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April 11, 2019

Unquiet Graves: Screening + Q&A

Join us for the screening of a film that exposed Britain’s secret collaboration in the murders of over 120 people on both sides of the Irish border during the recent conflict.


April 9, 2019

Tim Hetherington Trust: Visionary Award 2019

Judith & Alistair Hetherington with Trustees of the Tim Hetherington Trust invite you to preview projects in current production by a new generation of photojournalists and documentary practitioners. The evening will culminate with the announcement of the 2019 Visionary Award.


April 8, 2019

Media and Mass Atrocity: Lessons From Rwanda

To mark the 25 years that have passed since the Rwandan genocide, we’ll be discussing the role of media in times of civil conflict and mass atrocity.

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April 8, 2019

30 Years Since the Fatwa

Thirty years on, The Satanic Verses remains a novel that still provokes furious debate. To try and understand why, author, translator and journalist Maureen Freely will be joined by columnist and thinker Kenan Malik, presenters of recent radio 4 series ‘Fatwa’ Chloe Hadjimatheou and Mobeen Azhar, alongside Director of Southall Black Sisters Pragna Patel. 


April 3, 2019

FFR: Supporting Local Freelancers – FREE EVENT

The Frontline Freelance Register invites you to the Club for a discussion on the challenges of working as a local freelance journalist with their Mexico chapter coordinators, Andalusia Knoll and Rodrigo Cruz. Chaired by Ed Vulliamy

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March 27, 2019

Saving the News: Ethics and the Fight for the Future of Journalism

In the seventh of our series of ‘Ethics in the News’ events in partnership with Ethical Journalism Network, we bring together authors from the EJN’s latest report to discuss ethics and the key challenges in fighting for the future of journalism.

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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.

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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 12: 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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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?