Frontline Staff


December 3, 2012

Bam shuts the town down

By David Arnold, reporting from Sana’a Since arriving in Sana’a three weeks ago, I’ve been shocked by the contrast Yemen’s cosmopolitan capital provided to scaremongering international representations. For those outside it, Yemen remains synonymous with terrorism, yet in my experience people here are less concerned with Al-Qaeda bomb scares than with where next months salary […]


October 28, 2012

Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture

Discussing Britain’s record on involvement in the use of torture and asking whether it is to time to challenge the official line that the UK does not ‘participate in, solicit, encourage or condone’ torture.


October 28, 2012

Covering poverty in an indifferent world

Nearly 30 years on from Michael Buerk’s reporting from the famine in Ethiopia and the subsequent Live Aid, can a global audience be galvanised to act?


October 28, 2012

FULLY BOOKED Insight with Jeremy Bowen: The Arab Uprisings

BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen reflects on the past two years of game-changing moments in the history of the Middle East.


October 28, 2012

Screening: Land Rush + debate

In Land Rush directors Hugo Berkeley and Osvalde Lewat look at the situation in Mali where 75% of the population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing land for agribusiness farms.


October 28, 2012

FULLY BOOKED Obama or Romney – The 57th US Election Night

As Americans go to the polls we invite you to join us to follow the live coverage of the 57th US Presidential election night.


October 28, 2012

First Wednesday: Trouble at the BBC – Savile, management and public trust

Join us as we ask whether the criticism levelled at the BBC and its management is fair and how damaging it could be.


October 28, 2012

CANCELLED Screening: Education, Education + debate

Just over fifteen years ago a major change in China’s society took place, the commercialisation of higher education.


October 28, 2012

Preview Screening: In the Shadow of the Sun + Q&A

Over 130 people with albinism have been brutally murdered or left mutilated in Tanzania since 2008, fuelled by a belief that albino body parts used in witchcraft will bring about prosperity and good fortune.


October 28, 2012

Screening: The Mexican Suitcase + Q&A

In the chaos caused by the beginning of World War II in Europe, three small boxes disappeared to be found again in a closet in Mexico City in 2007.


October 28, 2012

Screening: Park Avenue – Money, Power and the American Dream + Q&A

The American Dream poses an image of America that offers individual freedom and equal opportunity, but in recent years this has been tarnished.


October 28, 2012

Preview Screening: Call Me Kuchu + Q&A

Documents the courageous efforts of Uganda’s first openly gay man David Kato and his fellow LGBT activists.


October 28, 2012

THIRD PARTY EVENT PhotoTALK with WPO: The funding game

The Frontline Club is set to host the first event in a new World Photography Organisation series, PhotoTALK.


October 28, 2012

MENA Film Festival: Beyond the Walls

Entwining beautiful animation and interviews, Beyond the Walls tells the story of former Arab and Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli jails.


October 28, 2012

Screening: Shorts at the Frontline Club

An evening of short documentaries from different parts of the world covering a wide range of topics, Shorts at the Frontline Club will showcase moving, striking and funny stories using different techniques.


October 26, 2012

Images of the Frontline Club Awards 2012

The Frontline Club Awards were presented by Jon Snow on 25th October 2012 at the Frontline Club. A keynote speech from judge Jon Lee Anderson was followed by the presentation of the Awards.


October 26, 2012

Announcing the winners of the Frontline Club Awards 2012

The Frontline Club Awards for excellence in journalism were presented at the Frontline Club in London last night. Judged by seasoned journalism practitioners, the Presenter of the Awards, Channel 4 News’ Jon Snow, described the Frontline Club Awards as “given by the best, to the best”.


October 25, 2012

FULLY BOOKED The Frontline Club Awards 2012

The Frontline Club Awards are presented annually in recognition of the most outstanding journalism seen over a one year period. They aim to reward independence of spirit, courage and the highest standards in journalism. The shortlist contains some of the year’s best journalism. After dinner and a drinks reception, speeches from judges Vaughan Smith and Jon Lee Anderson will be followed by the presentation of the Awards by Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow.


October 23, 2012

#FCBBCA Cyber snooping: In whose hands should internet governance be entrusted?

By Doug Brown A packed audience filled the Frontline Club forum on 23rd October to hear a panel tackle the question: In whose hands should internet governance be entrusted? Chaired by the Chief Executive of Index on Censorship Kirsty Hughes the event, in association with BBC Arabic, featured: Icelandic MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir; developer for The Tor Project, Jacob Appelbaum; independent media technology […]


October 23, 2012

#FCBBCA Cyber snooping: In whose hands should internet governance be entrusted?

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In Iran it is reported that the government are building a national intranet that adheres to Islamic values and is isolated from the World Wide Web, in the UK the government is proposing a communications bill that will see an increase in monitoring of emails and social media by the police and intelligence agencies’.

With companies’ interests lying in the commercial gains of data and governments’ in the ability to monitor populations, join us as we ask to whose hands internet governance should be entrusted.


October 23, 2012

Not Invisible: London Premiere of The Invisible War

By Lizzie Kendal On October 22 the Frontline Club hosted the London Premiere of The Invisible War, followed by a Q&A with Emmy-nominated producer Amy Ziering. The Invisible War explores the devastating emotional and physical effects of sexual assault within the US military. In the Q&A producer Amy Ziering, explained how the emotional side of […]


October 19, 2012

Screening: The Choice 2012

At a time when the candidates are spending millions on TV advertising, director Michael Kirk puts President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney under the spotlight. In The Choice 2012 Kirk goes beyond the stories told by Obama and Romney themselves to discover what shaped them.


October 19, 2012

Freelance journalism and the Leveson Inquiry

Throughout the Leveson Inquiry, news executives have consistently vilified freelance journalists, who provide a means to assign blame for a paper’s illegal activities without indicting any of its full-time staff. Guest writer Daanish Alam investigates the possible effects of the Leveson Inquiry on freelancers.


October 18, 2012

Marikana: undermining the ANC?

By Tom Meade "This is merely the worst, the most brutal, the most bloody of thousands of so called ‘unrest incidents’ we’ve had around the country. We have them on an almost daily basis." Cape Town based journalist and political commentator Terry Bell set the tone at last night’s insightful discussion of the Marikana massacre and South African politics […]


October 13, 2012

900 Days: myth and reality of the Leningrad blockade

By Lizzie Kendal  On Friday October 12, the Frontline Club hosted the UK Premiere of 900 Days, followed by a Q&A with director Jessica Gorter, and Anna Reid, author of Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege 1941-44


October 12, 2012

FULLY BOOKED UK Premiere Screening: 900 Days + Q&A

A haunting documentary about a tragedy that took place 70 years ago in Russia during the blockade of Leningrad. Director Jessica Gorter explores the distance between individual memory and a narrative imposed by censorship, propaganda and fear for political ends.


October 11, 2012

Prize Draw at the Frontline Club Awards 2012

Fancy a brand new iPhone 5? Or £500 to spend on luxury accommodation in New York or London with onefinestay? How about a photographic print from one of the esteemed photojournalists of VII Photo or credit to spend at Metro Imaging on your own prints? Have a browse through our Prize Draw prizes below to whet your appetite for the upcoming Frontline Club Awards on 25th October.


October 11, 2012

Communicating about Syria – A humanitarian perspective

By Sally Ashley-Cound The conflict and humanitarian issues Syria faces is at the forefront of many peoples minds at the moment, this was reflected by the full house that gathered at the Frontline Club’s panel discussion, Communicating about Syria – A humanitarian perspective on 10th October. Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News’ International Editor chaired a […]


October 10, 2012

Announcing the Frontline Club Awards 2012 shortlist

The shortlist for the Frontline Club Awards has been selected from nominations put forward by Frontline Club members, which included some excellent work from the past year in three categories: Broadcast, Photojournalism and Print. Five nominees, not listed here, are also being considered for the Frontline Club Tribute Award for their contribution to journalism and lifetime achievements.


October 9, 2012

Oscar Arias: Leader of Strength and Peace

By Jim Treadway "There’s a definite lack of leaders [today]," documentary producer Richard Symons commented to a Frontline Club audience on 8 October.  "Where are they?" Symons had just screened the third film in his and Joanna Natasegara’s series The Price of Kings, which explores the weight of leadership.  Previous films have focused on Yasser Arafat and Shimon Peres. […]