Join us for a special preview screening of new BBC investigation “Pimped by a cleric: Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade” ahead of its broadcast. Followed by a discussion/Q&A with the film’s production team.
The conflict in the former Yugoslavia saw unspeakable acts of violence committed against civilians, soldiers and prisoners of war. One of the many sites where atrocities took place was Ovčara, near the town of Vukovar, where, in November 1991, 261 men, mostly Croatians, were executed by Serbian paramilitaries and buried in a mass grave. One of the investigators tasked with tracking down and arresting those responsible for that massacre was Vladimir Dzuro, a former homicide detective from Prague.
Shot in stark monochrome, Julien Elie‘s epic documentary Dark Suns chronicles stories of some of the many thousands of women, journalists, students, and activists who have disappeared in Mexico since the 1990s, and the insidious culture of cartel violence and state corruption behind them.
Last month, at the Edinburgh Television Festival, Dorothy Byrne, Channel 4’s highly respected Head of News and Current Affairs, delivered a funny, brutal and hard-hitting MacTaggart lecture that has been described as a clarion call for broadcast journalism to step up to the plate at a time when national and international democracy is being undermined. Join Dorothy Byrne and Jodie Ginsberg in conversation in what promises to be a hard-hitting, honest and illuminating discussion.
The perfect course for editing beginners looking for a fast-paced but thorough crash-course in editing with Final Cut Pro X. This two-day workshop will teach you everything you need to know to master what has become the most affordable and popular editing software for journalists and filmmakers.
In June and July 2018, a widely publicised cave rescue successfully extricated 12 members of a junior football team and their coach trapped for 17 days in Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Northern Thailand. Over twelve months on, professional diver Jim Warny, who was part of the international team who played a leading role in the dramatic rescue, talks to The Explorers Club to reveal how it was achieved.
Featuring frank and detailed interviews with military generals, journalists and Aung San Suu Kyi, this absorbing documentary from Karen Stokkendal Poulsen tells the story of how the global democracy icon and military rulers ended up forming an alliance in Myanmar’s corridors of power after 50 years of brutal dictatorship – and the tragic consequences that followed.
There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world’s oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation. Drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, investigative journalist Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world.
With tensions rising sharply between Iran and the west following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal, we welcome Jack Straw to the Frontline Club for a timely discussion with journalist and author Ramita Navai about British-Iranian relations, his view of Iran’s internal politics and the culture, psychology and history of a much-misunderstood nation.
With the UN declaring a Dramatic Climate Emergency and climate coverage moving up the mainstream news agenda, are editors now acknowledging the need for more urgent, widespread coverage of the climate crisis or is it just 2019’s hot topic? Journalist and broadcaster Lucy Siegle brings together leading editors, journalists and influencers to ask if this is the beginning of a bold new commitment to the climate crisis?
Join us for a special preview screening of feature documentary Meeting Gorbachev by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and Emmy Award winning Director, André Singer ahead of its UK release in October.
Ivor Prickett’s book End of the Caliphate is the result of months spent on the ground in Iraq and Syria between 2016 and 2018 photographing the battle to defeat ISIS. Working exclusively for the New York Times, Ivor was often embedded with Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish forces as he documented both the fighting and its toll on the civilian population and urban landscape.
From finding yourself in the midst of a civil war to working undercover in a Chinese criminal gang, this one-day workshop will introduce you to life as an investigative human rights reporter or researcher and give you the tools you need to help set up and pitch investigations.
Join us in Pippingford Park, East Sussex at the world’s first festival for independent journalism and freedom of speech – to debate, discuss, dance, laugh, and change the world. Frontline will be running a specially curated series of talks and documentary screenings exploring this year’s key festival themes: Defending Democracy and The Power of Journalism.
Drawing on seven years of immersive reporting, award-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold joins us to talk about her 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, which explores the devastating effects of fracking on a small town in Pennsylvania through the eyes of one of its residents.
The Frontline Club Charitable Trust today announced the launch of the Frontline Club Charitable Trust Press Card at the FCO’s Defending Media Conference in London. This practical initiative will provide safety and protection for freelance journalists across the world, especially those working in difficult or hostile environments. Press cards are an essential part of a […]
The Messenger, written by former investigative reporter Shiv Malik, tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a repentant jihadist and an idealistic journalist.
In the aftermath of India’s general elections earlier this summer, we invite journalist and commentator Kapil Komireddi to join us and discuss his anticipated new book, Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India.
In collaboration with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, we welcome back BBC Africa Editor Mary Harper alongside reporters Ismail Einashe, Idil Osman and Julianna Ruhfus to discuss the long-term effects of reporting from Somalia on the long-running al-Shabaab insurgency, and the challenges for the resilient community of local journalists who continue to report.
A military crackdown in Sudan has left more than 100 pro-democracy protesters dead, just weeks after the military offered support in overthrowing the country’s dictator. One month on, journalists covering the situation discuss Sudan’s future and the revolution post-Bashir.
Join us for a special Director’s Screening of award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert’s latest, highly acclaimed documentary One Day In Gaza, followed by Olly in conversation with Gabriel Gatehouse, BBC Newsnight’s International Editor. Over the last 20 years, Olly has created a body of work that often combines journalistic rigour with powerful documentary storytelling, making films that […]
For members who covered the Kosovo conflict or spent time there, please join us for drinks to mark the 20th anniversary of the end of the war.
On the eve of the UK’s first Media Freedom Conference in London, this event examines new and current threats facing journalists – both online and offline – and explores potential solutions for protecting reporters’ lives and the freedom of information.
On 13th June 2019, UK Home secretary Sajid Javid signed a request for Julian Assange to be extradited to the USA and he now faces a full extradition hearing in February next year. If granted, the Wikileaks founder could face 18 indictment charges in the US, including those under the Espionage Act. How does the journalism community now view the founder of Wikileaks?
Join us ahead of London Climate Action Week, as we bring together leading reporters and commissioning editors to ask: is the UK media establishment getting environmental reporting right?
For the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in the United States, Openly, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s platform dedicated to coverage of under-reported LGBT+ stories from around the world, presents a film screening of “Stonewall 50: where next for LGBT+ lives?”
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.
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.
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.
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.