Julie Tomlin


July 30, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 30 July to 3 August

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 30 July to Sunday, 3 August from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot go on trial in Moscow on Monday charged with aggressive hooliganism. The charges relate to a ‘punk prayer’ protest against President Vladimir Putin, which took place […]


July 24, 2012

Colleagues pay tribute to Alexander Cockburn

Colleagues of the journalist Alexander Cockburn have written tributes to the CounterPunch co-editor and The Nation columnist following his death last Friday in Berlin. The Nation magazine asked friends and colleagues who worked with Cockburn during his prolific career to share their memories. Among them were his CounterPunch co-editor Jeffrey St Clair who wrote of […]


July 22, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 23 – 29 July

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 23 to Sunday, 29 July from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt Following the horrific shooting at the Dark Knight Premiere in Aurora, Colorado on Friday that killed at least 12 people and injured 58, suspect James Holmes appears in court on Monday morning. Police spent much […]


July 14, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 16 – 22 July

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 16 to Sunday, 22 July from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan is back in Moscow on Monday for a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Despite a Russian-backed agreement signed in Geneva at the end of June, international action […]


July 1, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 2 to 8 July

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 2 to Sunday, 8 July from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt Following the Syria Action Group conference in Geneva on Saturday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and head of UN peacekeeping Herve Ladsous are due to address the UN Security Council in Geneva on Monday, where […]


June 22, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 26 June to 1 July

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 26 June to Sunday 1 July from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Israel on Monday, where he’s scheduled to attend the unveiling of a national memorial to Red Army soldiers killed during World War II. Putin is also due to meet […]


May 25, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 28 May – 3 June

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 28 May to Sunday 3 June from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt Foreign Secretary William Hague visits Moscow on Monday for talks with Sergey Lavrov. The meeting, which always has the potential to be a bit awkward when it comes to Syria and bilateral issues, will […]


May 18, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 21 – 27 May

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 21 to Sunday, 27 May from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt The World Health Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review both open in Geneva on Monday. The WHA, which runs until 26 May, is due to agree on a Draft Global Vaccine […]


May 11, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 14 – 20 May

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 14 to Sunday, 20 May from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt All eyes will be on newly-elected French President François Hollande and the euro zone this week, kicking off with a meeting of euro group finance ministers in Brussels on Monday ahead of a wider ECOFIN […]


May 4, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 7 – 13 May

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 7 to Sunday, 13 May from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt Given the ongoing violence and international concern over Syria, it’s hard to believe (‘ridiculous’, even) that parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place on Monday, but President Bashar al Assad has insisted they will go […]


April 28, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 30 April- 6 May

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 30 April to Sunday, 6 May from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt Two persistently-delayed court hearings are scheduled to take place in Manama on Monday, though whether they’ll actually go ahead is never certain. 21 opposition activists, including hunger striker Abdulhadi al Khawaja, are due to […]


April 20, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 23 – 29 April

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 23 to Sunday, 29 April from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt The day after the Bahrain Grand Prix, 21 Bahraini activists, including hunger striker Abdulhadi al Khawaja, are due in court in Manama on Monday to hear the outcome of their appeal against life sentences handed […]


January 5, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 9 – 15 January

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 9 to Sunday, 15 January from ForesightNews   By Nicole Hunt   Monday looks to be the biggest day of what should be an interesting week internationally. Kicking off with the ongoing EU debt crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Berlin to […]


January 4, 2012

The first events of 2012 at the Frontline Club

Ahead of the resumption of the Leveson Inquiry next week, our first event of 2012 hosted by Paddy O’Connell will bring us up to date with the proceedings and discuss what we can expect in the coming weeks. Screenings next week include U.N. Me, an investigation into incompetence and corruption at the heart of the UN and an […]


December 23, 2011

Special ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events until 8 January 2012

A special round up of world events from Monday, 26 December to Sunday, 8 January 2012 from ForesightNews   By Nicole Hunt     Here’s a special two-week roundup of big international events planned over the holiday period. While we can’t predict tsunamis, terrorist attacks, or sudden political change, we can give you a heads up […]


December 15, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 19- 25 December

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 19 December to Sunday, 25 December fromForesightNews By Nicole Hunt EU and Ukrainian officials meet in Kiev on Monday for the annual EU-Ukraine Summit, with rumours abound that President Viktor Yanukovych is planning to skip the meeting in favour of the EurAsEC summit taking place in […]


December 8, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 12- 18 December

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 12 December to Sunday, 18 December from ForesightNews By Nicole Hunt US President Barack Obama hosts Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki for talks in Washington on Monday, with discussions focusing on strengthening the ‘strategic partnership’ between the two countries. The summit comes ahead of a […]


November 7, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 7 – 13 November

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 7 November to Sunday, 13 November from ForesightNews   By Nicole Hunt  Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, better known as Carlos the Jackal, goes on trial in Paris on Monday accused of complicity in the deaths of 11 people. The charges relate to bombings in France in 1982 and 1983. […]


November 1, 2011

#Occupy, Film Africa and the craft of the foreign correspondent

As protesters outside St Paul’s are served with a legal warning to clear the area within 48 hours, join us tomorrow evening to discuss the motives and objectives of the global occupy movement. The first of our Film Africa screenings, celebrating the best African fiction and documentary films across the continent, is El Problema, while on Friday Sorious Samura and […]


October 28, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 31 October – 6 November

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 31 October to Sunday, 6 November from ForesightNews   By Nicole Hunt  The week starts off with a bang as humankind hits a big milestone on Monday – the UN is marking the day as the moment the world’s population surpasses seven billion people. A deadline set by […]


October 21, 2011

What’s coming up at the Frontline Club

Tonight’s event with Nawal El Saadawi, the veteran Egyptian feminist campaigner who yesterday recieved the Women of the Year Outstanding Achievement Award is sold out, but you can watch it online from 7pm. Next week we will be joined by the Guardian’s Luke Harding and the BBC’s Angus Roxburgh to discuss their experiences reporting from Russia and whether the country is a Mafia […]


October 21, 2011

Talks and screenings at the Frontline Club in November

From a series of films focusing on Africa to a discussion with Sky News’ Alex Crawford about her career and recent reporting in Libya, we have a wide range of talks lined up to keep you entertained and your mind stimulated this November, as winter approaches and the nights draw in.  We will be discussing Kashmir’s future, the changing role of […]


October 20, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 24 – 30 October

A weekly round up of world events from Monday,  24 to Sunday, 30 October from ForesightNews   By Nicole Hunt This week begins and ends with big trials, with German businessman Gerhard Gribkowsky’s high-profile corruption trial kicking things off in Munich on Monday. The former BayernLB risk manager is accused of accepting a £28m bribe […]


October 17, 2011

Nawal El Saadawi receives Women of the Year Award

Egyptian writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi has been been honoured at this year’s Women of the Year’s Awards. The novelist, feminist and activist, who who has been imprisoned and exiled as a result of her work campaigning for women’s rights, was presented with the Women of the Year Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of […]


October 13, 2011

Announcing November events at the Frontline Club

From a series of films focusing on Africa to a discussion with Sky News’ Alex Crawford about her career and recent reporting in Libya, we have a wide range of talks lined up to keep you entertained and your mind stimulated this November, as winter approaches and the nights draw in.  We will be discussing Kashmir’s future, the changing role […]


October 13, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 17 – 23 October

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 16 to Sunday, 23 October from ForesightNews By Nicole Hunt   The UN Human Rights Committee session opens on Monday in Geneva, with the situation in Iran on the agenda for the first two days. Meanwhile, Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator […]


October 12, 2011

Nawal El Saadawy: Mother of Egypt’s revolution

Exiled from Egypt several times as a result of her opposition to President Hosni Mubaraks’s regime, Nawal el Saadawi was in Cairo in January  when the demonstrations began in January. The renowned doctor, feminist and psychologist who has fought for change for more than half a century, was imprisoned and prevented from writing for many years. Hailed as "mother […]


October 12, 2011

Vaughan Smith wins war reporting prize for his film Blood and Dust

Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith has been given a prestigious Bayeux-Calvados award for Blood and Dust, a film shot during 10 days spent with a US Medevac helicopter team in Afghanistan. The awards, which were launched in 1994, recognise the work of journalists covering conflicts around the world. Smith’s film, which was shown on Al Jazeera in […]


October 11, 2011

The week ahead at the Frontline Club: Focus on Israel, reporting Libya and art meets war in Saudi Arabia

Tonight we will be joined by the "rock star of Saudi contemporary art" Abdulnasser Gharem, an artist and lieutenant colonel in the Saudi army, he will be discussing how he balances these two professions in Saudi Arabia. Screenings in the week ahead include Danfung Dennis’ Hell and Back Again, a cinematic revolution in documentation. With unrivalled artistry, […]


October 7, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 10 – 16 October

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 10  to Sunday, 16 October from ForesightNews By Nicole Hunt The two men charged with the April 2010 murder of South African white supremacist leader Eugene Terre’Blanche go on trial in Ventersdorp on Monday. Chris Mahlangu and an unnamed teenager are accused of killing the leader […]