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A Handful of Dust: a Photography Exhibition by Nish Nalbandian

The title of the book is selected from T. S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land as it captures the way in which people have been displaced during the Syrian War. In this reportage refugees are shown more than just eking out an existence, they are depicted as enterprising with a desire to rebuild their lives.

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Frontline Fixers Fund Dinner 2018

Safa Al Ahmad, Jeremy Bowen, Lindsey Hilsum, Christina Lamb and Sean Langan invite you to the annual fundraising dinner for the Frontline Fund.

In Solidarity- The Migration Blanket

In Solidarity- The Migration Blanket is a collaborative artwork created during COVID-19 by Refugee and Asylum Seeker girls and women around the world and international artist and Human Rights Activist , Salma Zulfiqar. As we approach the the International Migrants Day (18th Dec), the work shines a light on the need for compassion, tolerance and acceptance […]

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Battle for the BBC – Post Screening Discussion

We are excited to host a panel discussion on Monday, 23rd November in collaboration with Al Jazeera’s media critique programme The Listening Post, following the launch of their new documentary ‘Battle for the BBC’. Set against the backdrop of the Johnson government’s threats and manoeuvres, ‘Battle for the BBC’ zeroes in on a tension that […]

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The Rise of Populism

Populism can range from persuasive politics to a dangerous agenda that creates internal and external conflict, negates climate change and rejects human rights. We have been experiencing a swell, that could become irreversible if left unchecked. Our panel discusses how we handle this global rise of populism. with Jon Lee Anderson American biographer, author, investigative reporter, […]

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Luxor

ONLINE Screenings Take 2 steps Ticket purchase will give you access (48hrs) to watch the film online, at ‘modern films’ The Q&A with Director Zeina Durra on Monday the 16th November 19:00 is free by registration here:  FREE Q&A   A film by Zeina Durra | English, Arabic  Drama | 85min Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Karim Saleh When […]

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A Sea Of Scandals

Panel Discussion Thursday 19th November, at 7pm GMT, will see the next in our series of environmental events- organised and curated by us at Clear Public Space in conjunction with the renowned Frontline Club #environmentalfrontline.   You can watch a short synopsis video of our last debate in which the EU Commission’s Professor Helmut Maurer, […]

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Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins

“New documentary about the great Texas columnist, sends an urgent message from the Bush years to a nation under Trump with sharp humour” — Guardian”New documentary about the great Texas columnist, sends an urgent message from the Bush years to a nation under Trump with sharp humour” — Guardian

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Black Lives Matter

#blacklivesmatter The Frontline Club invites a conversation between leading Black journalists and commentators to ask; what are the consequences of reporting the world predominantly through a white gaze?

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On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist

“On All Fronts takes the reader on a riveting journey of storytelling. . . From Russia to China to Syria, [she] navigate[s] the most intense of human experiences while finding the tools to stay emotional.”–Lynsey Addario, author of It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

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Pandemic Plastic – a Burning Issue

Pandemic Plastic A Burning Issue. By burning, are we burning our future? Burning plastics is a primary source of Green House Gases. The plastic pollution crisis that overwhelms our oceans is also a significant threat to the Earth’s climate. At current levels, greenhouse gas emissions from the plastic lifecycle hinder the ability of the world community […]

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From the front – The Freelance perspective

The Freelancer Perspective: This week, a discussion with leading freelance journalists about the challenges they face covering world events.

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Global Britain: The world’s laundromat of choice

Whatever the scandal, whoever the crook, as long as there’s money involved, there’s always a British angle. Britain is where kleptocrats love to put their money, where they come to manage their reputations, and to arrange their affairs. A succession of governments has failed to take this seriously enough, focussing instead on the need to […]

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On the Frontline

Foreign correspondents discuss world news and their profession. Moderated by Frank Langfitt, NPR

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Pear, Walnut & Gorgonzola Salad

Lots of what passes as salad in my home is really a diabolical dishes disguised by the words ‘light lunch’ meaning we will have it when it is light outside, that’s all.

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What you do when your year turns out to be a lemon?

As 2020 turned out to be a proverbial lemon, I decided as the saying goes to make the most of it. Refreshing as an addition to your summer lemonade or as an ‘amuse bouche’ but I like it on its own as a light dessert after a meal, cleans and refreshes the palette. This dessert […]

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British Summertime Blues

Blueberry Cobler Whilst I love the theory of baking, the reality is a nightmare of equipment and mess in the sweltering heat in the kitchen rather than the garden in our hammock. 2020 really has put things in perspective, for myself at least and anything too complicated is swiftly scratched of my culinary dance card. […]

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Kleptoscope – What are Trump and Covid doing to the fight against corruption?

In this latest “Kleptoscope, journalist Oliver Bullough is joined by some of the world’s leading experts in the politics and mechanics of corruption, to discuss how the twin threats of Trump and COVID-19 are undermining years of progress, and what we can do about it.

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Mexican tomato & bean soup

This fresh, piquant summer soup combines many of the ingredients you might find in a feisty salsa, but in this case they re all souped up. Add more chillies if you like it hot, and a handful of fresh sweetcorn kernels, sliced straight from the cob, is a good addition if you have them. A scattering of diced avocado can replace the soured cream, if you prefer.

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Documentary Development, Funding & Production Masterclass

A two day detailed course that covers the whole process of documentary production, focussing on the development stages,
from finding the right idea, developing and pitching it and then planning out the production.

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Amen Ramen – Some like it hot!

OK, so we entertain a lot and we do not have time or inclination to get into canapés, starters, main, etc etc. Truly nobody does and although everything has its time cooking for me should not be a stress rather a pleasure and so I am always after how to get the biggest culinary bang […]

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Courgette & Parmesan Fries

From all the delicious classic dishes in the clubs repertoire I find that the one thing that people often refer to me as their cheeky favourite is our crispy parmesan coated courgette fries. I know that in bikini season, it is a sin to meander off the salad and the juice mantra but ‘hey ho’ this year really does not count on my calorie counter. As it is basically a vegetable, it’s carb free and I am soo chalking this down as one of my five even if some crispy parmesan accidentally got stuck on it in the process.

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The Future Of News

The internet or information age is not keeping everyone informed, as once thought it would, in fact is dangerously contributing to information inequality, misinformation, polarisation and ultimately much noise. This has made audiences anxious and mistrusting, causing many to be confused and ultimately disengage. A future model needs to be built on fact checking and trust, with clear procedures to ensure news is not tampered with in any way. This new reporting method, will need be safeguarded by law to allow us to keep everyone informed in an age beyond the traditional broadcasting models. Join us as we discuss the ‘future of news’

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Libya

Prime minister, Fayez al-Serraj joins forces with the militias and back by Turkey advances to regain Tripoli airport & the lucrative oil reserves. Russian backed, General Haftar’s and his self styled ‘Libyan National Army’ are pushed back however holding the east. Further foreign armies have flocked to the conflict ridden country drawn by the promise brought by Africa’s largest oil reserves and over 1,700km of Mediterranean coastline. What happens next as the country faces a dangerous deadlock promoted by external forces. Our panel discuss conflict, Covid and the rest.

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Cracking Secrets, for Savoury Biscuits

In the meantime I have had a blissful time making their recipe suggestions, including these wonderful biscuits (Americans would say crackers)  that are fantastic with cheese or all alone as a snack, they keep for days,  weeks, even, I assume –  though they have never lasted long enough to find out.

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THE  ECONOMIC FALLOUT & THE RESPONSE

Join Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, ex Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling and award winning financial columnist Stephanie Flanders to discuss the how the world comes back from the stupendous coronavirus pandemic public debt, how the world order will change and who the winners and losers are likely to be.

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Gado Gado

Gado Gado, ‘mix mix’ was voted in 2018 as one of Indonesias national dishes, many other Asian cultures offer a similar version of this dish, this is my preferred culinary mix 

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No-Churn Ice-Cream, Rum & Raisin

I scrapped the rest of the list and thought I would simply do what makes me happy, it turns out what makes me happy lives in my freezer shhhh, tell no one, home made rum & raisin ice cream therapy today, I promise to clean tomorrow, now please leave I don’t need you to see this!

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ISIS Rising – The War is Not Over Yet.

The Pentagon says ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq number between 14,000 and 18,000, up from 10,000 at the birth of the Caliphate in summer 2014. It still carries out 60 attacks a month in Iraq alone and is active in the Sahel, the Philippines and Afghanistan. And the US believes the group can access a war chest of hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Environment: Hope in Hell

Climate change is the defining issue of our time – we know, beyond reasonable doubt, what that science now tells us. Just as climate change is accelerating, so too must we – summoning up a greater sense of urgency, courage and shared endeavour than humankind has ever seen before. 

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A Case For Quesadillas

When the indigenous people of central Mexico, came across the Spanish settler’s larder in the mid 16th century, their sweet baked pumpkin tortillas, found new fillings by way of cheese and sheep, lamb & cow. These became known as the quesadilla, literally translated to ‘cheese (queso) little thing’.  Its versatility has ensured instant and more importantly, enduring popularity. 

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Coastal Comfort Potted Shrimp

Many classics, such as pies, smoked meats, pickles and indeed the potted shrimp are all a product of resourcefulness and the inventiveness of people in the past to extend produce seasonality, availability with these simple preserving methods.

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