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October 5, 2012

Workshop: Digital Bootcamp

Digital Bootcamp is a master class designed to help you and your film navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape.


January 25, 2012

The Price of Kings: Yasser Arafat at the Frontline Club

By Tom Lowe The hugely important figure Yasser Arafat casts a long shadow over Middle Eastern politics even years after his death.  Yasser Arafat takes a long hard look at Arafat himself as seen through the eyes of prominent people that knew him well. Yasser Arafat is one episode of a series being produced by Spirit Level […]


May 5, 2011

My favourite time – Asparagus is out

Three years ago we planted two acres of asparagus in our farm. Last year we didn’t get much crop but this year its amazing. I have never seen so much asparagus in my life. We started the deliveries to London this week and there is asparagus all over the menu. Come and try the new […]


January 17, 2011

PRESS CONFERENCE: Rudolf Elmer

  View in iTunes Rudolf Elmer, the man who blew the whistle on the conduct of Julius Baer Bank in the Cayman Islands for which he is set to stand trial in Zurich on 19th January for breaching Swiss bank secrecy laws, will be addressing the press at the Frontline Club on Monday from 11.15am. […]


December 16, 2010

The world’s most wanted house guest by Vaughan Smith

Having watched Julian Assange give himself up last week to the British justice system, I took the decision that I would do whatever else it took to ensure that he is not denied his basic rights as a result of the anger of the powerful forces he has enraged. This decision – which will result […]


December 14, 2010

The Secular Fatwa on Julian Assange by Charles Glass

In February 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa inciting the faithful to murder author Salman Rushdie for blasphemy. Within a few days, professional writers convened in London, New York, and elsewhere to discuss countering this threat. In London, we met at the National Union of Journalists’ offices in Gray’s Inn Road. We had fierce arguments […]


November 15, 2010

Hearty Food for Valiant Olive Pickers on Sunday 5th December

POTENTINO POP-UP Our cousins who make the wonderful Potentino wine we serve in the Restaurant and Club are running their pop-up restaurant at Frontline every first Sunday of the month. This is their latest email with news from the vineyard and announcing the menu for Sunday 5th December: Hearty Food for Valiant Olive Pickers. Please […]


October 23, 2010

The Secret War – Iraq War Logs

With the ‘biggest leak of military documents ever’, Wikileaks has reestablished its position as the pentagon’s no1 hate object. In a special four-page report, FRONTLINE discusses the shocking results of the whistle-blower’s collaboration with the Iraq Body Count group and talks to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange about the latest release. i l l u s […]


October 22, 2010

Welcome to the Global Shadow State – Julian Assange talks turkey about Wikileaks

Julian Assange reaches to take a book from a shelf behind him – any book. The commodity in which hedeals is information, and he wants to make a point about how information travels, and why. Or does nottravel, and why not. About what he calls “the media information flow economy”. He asks one to bear […]


October 21, 2010

Enough is Enough by John Morris

By John Morris, from the Autumn 2010 issue of the Frontline broadsheet (subscribe here) … Open publication


July 29, 2010

Incredible India by David Rieff

The shining face of success that the country presents to the world disguises deep tensions between great wealth and extreme poverty. With the commonwealth games approaching, David Rieff looks at the politics that sustains such divisions and wonders whether the dream of the Asian century still has meaning for this divided culture. The term “Asian […]


July 25, 2010

War & Peace by Jon Swain and Gavin Greenwood

As Vietnam celebrates the 35th anniversary of its defeat of the US, Jon Swain remembers the adrenalin rush of being a young reporter in the biggest war story of his life. Gavin Greenwood reports on how the old guard struggles to hold the socialist line. A few weeks ago, a group of Vietnam Old Hacks […]


July 19, 2010

Africa for sale by John Vidal

China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India – half the world seems to be buying vast tracts of territory to grow food for their home markets. But, as John Vidal reports from Ethiopia, the great land-grab is at the expense of local farmers and is seen by some as a new colonialism. We turned off the main […]


July 12, 2010

Continental Drift by Jurgen Kronig

Britain may find its new coalition govern ment strange and hard to comprehend. But, says Jurgen Kronig, look to Germany, long accustomed to such arrangements, which is adopting attitudes to politics more like our own.   It is an ironic twist of fate: suddenly, Germany is discovering the attraction of a more sceptical attitude towards […]


July 3, 2010

What’s rocking the cradle of democracy? by Costas Douzinas

Few events in recent European political history have baffled the commentariat more than the widespread Greek insurrection, or “riots’“(according to rightwing analysts), of December 2008, and those last month, when a quarter of a million people took to the streets and the Greek parliament was stormed by trade unionists and other demonstrators. The catalyst for […]


June 30, 2010

Trouble in Store by Douglas Morrison

With Brighton the sparehead of english eco-politics, having elected the first Westminster green MP, it is fitting that a brilliant site-specific, multi-media show carries on the fight, linking shopping and messing up the planet. So this is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a chopper. If art has something to say […]


April 29, 2010

EXTERNAL EVENT – Iraq 7 Years Later: A Journey of Return

Seven years after the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, New Internationalist co-editor Hadani Ditmars with special guests Hassan Abdulrazzak, who wrote the play Baghdad Wedding, gay rights activist Ali Hili, and writer Haifa Zangana discuss Iraq’s future.


April 28, 2010

Third Party Event – Redefining professional handheld video

Canon launches first MPEG-2 Full HD (4:2:2) file-based camcorders. Join Canon team for drinks and demonstration.


March 11, 2010

Club quiz

With quiz master Marcus Berkmann.
Join us for another quiz evening in the Clubroom. You can enter as an individual or as a team of six. All money will go to the Fixers’ Fund which raises money for families of fixers around the world killed or injured while working with the international media.


March 11, 2010

The Charles Douglas-Home Journalism Competition

We are pleased to announce that Frontline is to join The Charles Douglas-Home Memorial Trust in running a journalism competition which the Trust has awarded for some time. The winning article will be published in the next issue of Frontline. The writer should have been working in journalism for under 7 years. The winner of […]


March 11, 2010

Charles Douglas-Home Memorial Trust Competition

We are pleased to announce that Frontline is to join The Charles Douglas-Home Memorial Trust in running a journalism competition which the Trust has awarded for some time. The winning article will be published in the next issue of Frontline. The writer should have been working in journalism for under 7 years. The winner of […]


March 11, 2010

Broadsheet Spring Issue Editorial

Editors of newspapers across Britain will soon be deliberating that peculiar duty they feel (unlike most of their counterparts overseas) to endorse a political party at the coming election. It seems a curious thing for any publication that considers itself independent to do at the best of times, which this is not. This time round, […]


March 1, 2010

The Grisly Hunt by Julius Strauss

The life of a bear in British Columbia is cheap. Hunters, in collusion with the authorities, can kil a full-grown Grizzly for just $100. Julius Strauss reports from the Selkirk mountains on how he is fighting to stop the carnage We had just made it to the river, ducking under branches and scrambling around stumps, […]


March 1, 2010

Orange turns Blue by Askold Krushelnycky

Ukraine’s presidential elections, marred by corruption and vicious infighting, have produced a winer in viktor Yanukovych, Moscow ’s favoured candidate. as Putin looks to enlarge his empire, what does this victory mean for the region? Ukraine’s presidential election five years ago, which led to the Orange Revolution, seemed to signal that the country had finally […]


February 28, 2010

Lost boy found by Alan Philps

Russia is suffering an alarming drop in population yet it is throwing away potentially useful lives by in carcerating children with minor disabilitiesand conniving at baby trafficking. Alan Philps met one child who escaped. Newspaper headlines are always shouting that the Russian bear is eternally waking up, growling, or on the prowl. When Vladimir Putin, […]


February 11, 2010

Chicago’s Favourite son by Charles Glass

What did Barack Obama learn in Chicago that propelled him to the White House? The Democratic Party there was a tough school, renowned for dirty politics. Can the education he had from The Machine help him bring Washington to heel? Illustration by Chris Riddell    Until Barack Hussein Obama’s inauguration more than a year ago, […]


January 11, 2010

What would Studs think? by Ed Vulliamy

Obama may now be Chicago’s favourite son, but to many the city’s real iconic figure is Studs Terkel, whose writings and broadcasts brought working people’s stories to an international audience. Ed Vulliamy recalls a day with the legendary chronicler of ordinary lives. As Studs Terkel marched towards the reception desk of the Chicago Tavern Club, […]


January 10, 2010

Haiti – Future Imperfect by Tom Rhodes

Once the initial horror of the earthquake had passed, the internationalcommunity seemed determined that this most blighted state couldrise from the ruins with hope that things might change. But can it? In the days and weeks after haiti’s earthquake sent its televisual shockwaves across the world, there seemed genuine hope that this natural disaster might […]


November 12, 2009

About the Fixers’ Fund

Ajmal, a 24-year old journalist from Kabul, was taken hostage by the Taliban in Helmand province on March 4, 2007. He was working with the La Repubblica reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo and their driver Sayed Agha. Jon Lee Anderson wrote about the murder for the Frontline Club Magazine and his article inspired the creation of the […]


November 12, 2009

Frontline Club Annual Party

Don’t miss the date! Friday, 27th November from 7pm till late. Sponsored bar and food. Frontline Journalism Award Winners will be announced too.