Frontline Staff

September 17, 2019

Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade + Q&A

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.

September 17, 2019

The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War

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.

September 10, 2019

Dark Suns (Soleils Noirs)

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.

September 4, 2019

Dorothy Byrne: the MacTaggart Conversation

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.

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September 3, 2019

Introduction to Editing with Final Cut Pro X

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.

September 3, 2019

Explorers Club: Tham Luang Cave Rescue

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.

September 2, 2019

On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship + Q&A

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.

September 2, 2019

The Outlaw Ocean

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.

August 28, 2019

Jack Straw and The English Job: Why Iran Distrusts Britain

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.

August 28, 2019

Covering Climate Now – A New Era for Journalism?

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?

August 20, 2019

Meeting Gorbachev

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.

August 20, 2019

End of the Caliphate

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.

August 20, 2019

Introduction to investigative human rights reporting

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.

July 23, 2019

Byline Festival with Frontline Club 2019

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.

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?

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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.