Frontline Staff

July 23, 2019

Byline Festival with Frontline Club 2019

Join us 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.

July 11, 2019

When Fracking Came to Town: In Conversation with Eliza Griswold

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.

July 10, 2019

New international press card will help to keep freelance journalists safe

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 […]

July 2, 2019

The Messenger: In Conversation with Shiv Malik

The Messenger, written by former investigative reporter Shiv Malik, tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a repentant jihadist and an idealistic journalist.

July 2, 2019

Modi’s India: In Conversation with Kapil Komireddi

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. 

June 25, 2019

Trauma and Reporting in Somalia

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.

June 25, 2019

Sudan and the Revolution Post-Bashir

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. 

June 25, 2019

One Day In Gaza + Olly Lambert in Conversation

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 […]

June 18, 2019

Kosovo Reunion

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.

June 18, 2019

The Last Column

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.

June 18, 2019

Julian Assange: The Debate

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?

June 13, 2019

Reporting the ‘Climate Emergency’

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?

May 28, 2019

Stonewall 50: where next for LGBT+ lives?

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?”

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.