Frontline Staff


August 31, 2012

Insight with Lydia Cacho: Slavery Inc.

The international sex trade criss-crosses the globe using a sinister network, in a ground-breaking new work of investigative reporting internationally renowned Mexican journalist and campaigner Lydia Cacho follows the trail of the traffickers and their victims from Mexico to Turkey, Thailand to Iraq, Georgia to the UK.

Lydia Cacho will be joining us at the Frontline Club in conversation with executive director of Article 19, Dr Agnès Callamard to talk about her expansive investigation into this world and the work she does reporting on domestic violence, child prostitution, organised crime and political corruption, whilst teaching workshops on how to help victims of trafficking.


August 31, 2012

Insight with Lydia Cacho: Slavery Inc.

By Jim Treadway In Mexico over the past decade, several dozen journalists have been killed, abducted, and tortured.  Crime flourishes, and ties between cartels and politicians are deeply intertwined. Yet journalist Lydia Cacho has persisted in uncovering these networks, risking her life to tell the stories of their victims and reveal the businessmen and politicians […]


August 30, 2012

FULLY BOOKED Frontline: Reporting from the world’s deadliest places

Frontline News Television founders Peter Jouvenal and the Frontline Club’s Vaughan Smith will tell the thrilling story of the agency with clips from the footage they and their colleagues recorded on the front line. This event is free to attend but please register in advance.


August 24, 2012

Bahrain’s unreported oppression continues – with a little help from the West

Written by guest blogger Richard Nield At an event hosted by the Frontline Club, an expert panel of speakers shed light on the ongoing oppression of political opposition in Bahrain, one of the most under-reported aspects of the Arab Spring, and the government’s systematic use of Western public relations companies to manage the regime’s global reputation.


August 21, 2012

FULLY BOOKED The next chapter in a century-long conflict?

With a new coalition formed and then subsequently split in Israel , a prospective reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah and a new leader in Egypt it could be said the century-long Israeli–Palestinian conflict is entering a new chapter.

Across the world, the one-state solution is now openly discussed as a possible outcome. We will be bringing together an expert panel to explain the implications of these political shifts.


July 13, 2012

Screening: It’s all in Lebanon

It’s all in Lebanon is a journey through modern Lebanon, a country torn between contradictions. Wissam Charaf explores the significance of the image in Lebanese society, showing opposing campaigns of political movements, Hezbollah videos of heroic martyred fighters and music videos of high-heeled, scarcely dressed pop stars.


July 6, 2012

Storyville Sneak Preview Screening: Hitler, Stalin & Mr Jones

In the 1930’s Welsh journalist and foreign correspondent Gareth Jones’ greatest scoop was to reveal the starvation to death of millions in Ukraine, caused by Stalin’s policies. In the political reality of those days of competing ideologies there was a fine line between journalism and spying. Hitler, Stalin & Mr. Jones explores to what extent Jones’ own dual role may have contributed to his early death.


July 2, 2012

Screening: Haiti – Where Did the Money Go?

In the immediate aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in early 2010, the international community pledged a record amount of aid to help rebuild the country. Ten months after the earthquake director Michele Mitchele travels to Haiti with a seemingly simple question: “where did this money go?”


June 29, 2012

Screening: The Brussels Business

Brussels is the second biggest lobbying capital of the world. With the existence of a strong, well organised and deeply rooted lobby network directors Friedrich Moser and Matthieu Lietaert raise the question who really runs the European Union.


June 25, 2012

Screening: My Neighbourhood + extended Q&A with Julia Bacha

My Neighbourhood goes beyond the sensational headlines that normally dominate discussions of Jerusalem and captures the rarely heard voices of those striving for a shared future in the city.


June 21, 2012

External Screening at Curzon Soho: Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Tickets: Book online on the Curzon’s website.

What will a big corporation do in order to protect its brand? Swedish filmmaker Fredik Gertten personally experienced how far one was prepared to go in the aftermath of releasing his previous film Bananas!*. That first documentary follows the lawsuit that 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers successfully brought against the fruit giant Dole Food Company. Just before Gertten left Sweden to attend the world premier of his film at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, the film is mysteriously removed from competition. 


June 18, 2012

Open City preview screening: High Tech Low Life

High Tech Low Life follows Zola, a smart, tech-savvy and playful youngster and Tiger Temple, a 50-something citizen reporter as they each travel the country to report stories that would otherwise remain unknown. A unique peek behind the notorious Great Firewall of China that captures the fearlessness of a new digital generation.


June 15, 2012

Screening: Goodbye Mubarak

With the presidential elections scheduled at end of May, a possible run-off mid June and the trial verdict of President Hosni Mubarak expected Goodbye Mubarak is a timely examination of the period right before the so-called Arab spring. What were the expectations of the uprising and to what extent have they been met so far?


June 13, 2012

Screening: Ukraine – From Democracy to Chaos + Panel Debate

In Ukraine: From Democracy to Chaos Jill Emery and Jean-Michel Carre explore this complex country, its geopolitical importance in Europe, and its unfinished struggle for democracy.


May 27, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Liberty and Justice: A tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

By Helena Williams View event here. Download this episode View in iTunes  On 20th April last year, accomplished journalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were tragically killed while covering the civil war in Libya. In a fitting tribute, American literary magazine Alaska Quarterly Review has collated photographs from 68 of the world’s leading photographers to […]


May 25, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Liberty and Justice: A tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

A photographic tribute to photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros who were killed in Libya last year. Join Benjamin J Spatz and Giles Duley in conversation with James Brabazon in the final event in Photo Week 2012.


May 25, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Liberty and Justice: A tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

A photographic tribute to photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros who were killed in Libya last year. Join Benjamin J Spatz and Giles Duley in conversation with James Brabazon in the final event in Photo Week 2012.


May 24, 2012

FULLY BOOKED Photo Week 2012 – Networking party with Panos Pictures

Join us for this photography networking party sponsored by Chivas Regal to celebrate 25 years of Panos Pictures. A presentation of their work will be on display throughout the evening.
This event will be a chance for those in the photojournalism industry and those with an interest in photography to come together to meet, network and enjoy themselves in a relaxed environment.


May 23, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Reportage showcase by Getty Images

Two Getty photographers Peter Dench and Tom Stoddart talk to Getty’s Vice President of Assignment Aidan Sullivan about their projects and experience photographing diverse subjects.


May 23, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Voices of the South Atlantic with Adriana Groisman

By Rosie Scammell
An intimate evening unfolded at the Frontline Club last night, as Argentine photojournalist Adriana Groisman talked through her photography commemorating the Falklands/Malvinas War.


May 23, 2012

FULLY BOOKED Photo Week 2012 – Open Edit with Reportage by Getty Images

As part of Photo Week 2012, Reportage by Getty Images will relocate to Paddington and their editors will be available to answer questions and review portfolios for the day. The event is free, but advance booking is required.
Established and budding photojournalists are invited to bring their portfolio and network with others in their field.


May 22, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Voices of the South Atlantic with Adriana Groisman

Nearly eight years in the making, Voices of the Atlantic marks the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands/Malvinas War. This major exhibition of photographs by Argentinian photographer Adriana Groisman examines the issues of war and its consequences. Groisman will be speaking about her motivations for the project as well as her experiences whilst making the work.


May 22, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – VII Photo portfolio reviews

One-on-one feedback and advice from photojournalists at the top of their game.
Book a review of your portfolio with one VII Photo’s members at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Budding photojournalists, experienced photographers and students of photography will all benefit from a review from VII Photo’s respected members.


May 22, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – VII Photo seminar: Making the media work for you

Join photojournalists from the prestigious agency VII Photo for a half-day of seminars on photojournalism at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
An unmissable opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the work of VII and the state of modern photojournalism.


May 21, 2012

FULLY BOOKED Photo Week 2012 – VII: Questions Without Answers

VII photographers Lynsey Addario, Gary Knight, Christopher Morris and John Stanmeyer will be at the Frontline Club to discuss the key themes in photo agency VII’s new book, Questions Without Answers and their individual experiences capturing history in the making.


May 17, 2012

Sri Lanka: reconciliation and justice

By Rosie Scammell View event here. View in iTunes Epitomising the troubled state of Sri Lanka post-conflict, an impassioned panel spent Wednesday night disputing the truth. Facing an equally ardent audience, they proved that the country has a long way to go before reconciliation will become a reality. Chaired by BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur – who […]


May 15, 2012

Is it time for a global conversation on free speech?

By Helena Williams Social media. Free speech. Democracy. These were the buzzwords of 2011, where international movements like the Arab Spring were said to have been fuelled by the power to communicate with one another without hindrance.  The year of unrest has put the spotlight on the role of the internet and social media in challenging […]


May 11, 2012

Horst Faas, photographer whose images defined the Vietnam War

Legendary photographer Horst Faas who was responsible for some of the most memorable photographs of the Vietnam war and has died aged 79 will be remembered warmly at the Frontline Club.


May 10, 2012

Alan Cowell, ‘The Paris Correspondent’

How to send stories by carrier pigeon, when to run when you are under fire and the best way to brush off tweets were amongst titbits of information from Alan Cowell’s discussion of his new book ‘The Paris Correspondent.’


April 30, 2012

Exclusive Preview Screening: Europe’s Last Dictator

By Nicky Armstrong  Europe’s Last Dictator is a thought-provoking film about Belarus and its president Aleksander Lukashenko. The panel gathered to discuss Lukashenko’s brutal authoritarian style of ruling and what the future holds for Belarusians under a state that actively carries out torture, state-sponsored murder and kidnap as part of a crackdown of the opposition. Stephen Sackur of […]