About Events at the Frontline Club
Tuesday 2 May 2017, 6:30 PM
A monthly social evening for journalists and others in the London media world. The London Press Club, which has been bringing the industry together since 1882, has resurrected the tradition of regular drinks, on the back of popular demand. The Frontline Club hosts the evening on the first Tuesday of each month. No entrance fee is required and there is a pay bar.
Wednesday 3 May 2017, 7:00 PM
It is the news media’s major preoccupation – how can journalists best serve audiences in a world riddled with misinformation and ‘alternative facts’, and when the President of the United States makes baseless claims and labels accurate reporting as “fake news”? We will discuss how journalists new to these challenges learn from reporters elsewhere in the world who contend daily with misinformation and state hostility. This event, held to mark World Press Freedom Day 2017, will bring together journalists from a selection of countries to discuss these issues and explain how they are dealing with the “post-truth” environment.
Thursday 4 May 2017, 6:30 PM
Hugh Purcell and Jessica Mayberry invite you to an event presenting Video Volunteers. The evening will begin with a film screening of videos produced by Video Volunteer participants, followed by a discussion with Jessica Mayberry. All ticket revenue will support Video Volunteers’ change-making community media projects in India. RSVP to [email protected]
Wednesday 10 May 2017, 7:00 PM
In the backdrop of Turkey’s April referendum, escalating tensions between Turkey and major European powers has signalled a new era of hostile relations. President Erdogan’s bid to radically remodel the parliamentary system in Turkey has led to opposition groups fearing the creation of one-man rule. The Turkish government, which has been carrying out brutal crackdowns on political dissenters following the failed coup last year, is now looking toward European countries as a stage to strengthen its agenda. Our panel will reflect on President Erdogan’s fraught relationship with the EU in the context of the country’s political future after the April referendum.
Wednesday 17 May 2017, 7:00 PM
The election of President Donald Trump has raised tensions between the US and Iran just as an intense power struggle plays out ahead of Iran’s presidential election in May. Ahead of the election we will reflect on Iran under President Rouhani and where the country’s international relations are headed.
Tuesday 23 May 2017, 7:00 PM
We are very happy to be joined by celebrated photographer Guillaume Bonn to discuss his new book The Mosquito Coast: Travels from Maputo to Mogadishu in conversation with journalist Jon Lee Anderson. Born in Madagascar, Bonn seeks out and preserve a legacy of the past in East Africa. He has called the eastern African coast the Mosquito Coast, because of the malarial curse shared shared by the four countries—Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, and Somalia—whose coastlines he has documented.
Wednesday 24 May 2017, 7:00 PM
The Frontline Club is pleased to welcome the 7th Laureate of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award, Mexican photographer Narciso Contreras, for a discussion on his recent work in Libya. Contreras travelled through the complex tribal society of post-Gaddafi Libya from February to June 2016, photographing the brutal reality of human trafficking.
Monday 5 June 2017, 7:00 PM
The UK’s separation from the EU means separation from the European Court of Justice, and may presage leaving the European Court of Human Rights as well. Will significant sections of the UK press continue to argue for the scrapping of the Human Rights Act post-Brexit, or will they recognise that Article 10 provides numerous safeguards for responsible journalism and thus protects press freedom? We will be joined by journalists, human rights law experts and media analysts to discuss the role journalism will play as the Brexit leads human rights in the UK into an uncertain future.
Friday 9 June 2017, 7:00 PM
While travelling to investigate human rights abuses in Darfur, journalists Phil Cox and Daoud Hari were kidnapped and endured 40 days imprisonment and torture in cage cells in Khartoum. Following concerted diplomatic intervention by the UK and US governments, Hari was released on 18 January 2017, followed by Cox’s release on 1 February 2017. This compelling documentary comprises footage shot during their captivity that was smuggled out of the country.
Thursday 22 June 2017, 7:00 PM
Perhaps a trillion dollars are stolen every year by the rulers of the world’s poorest countries. Hundreds of billions of those dollars find their way into the West, where they buy real estate, luxury goods, fine art, yachts and more. Less than a cent from every stolen dollar is ever returned to the peoples of the countries where the money was stolen. Kleptoscope 5 looks at this under-acknowledged economic catastrophe, and asks why it is so hard to recover assets stolen by kleptocrats. And what role does London play as both a safe haven for looted money, and a laundering centre for money being invested elsewhere?
Monday 26 June 2017, 7:00 PM
Anabel Hernandez is perhaps Mexico’s best-known investigative journalist. Over two decades, she’s written some of the most resounding investigations into government corruption printed in her country, and her 2010 book, Narcoland has received international attention for the connections it draws between the notorious Sinaloa Cartel headed by “El Chapo” Guzman and high-ranking Mexican officials. Hernandez will join us in conversation with journalist Ed Vulliamy to discuss her work and the unique challenges facing journalists working in Mexico today.
Tuesday 4 July 2017, 7:00 PM
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Matthew Heineman moderated by journalist Paul Conroy. A real life international thriller, City of Ghosts exposes a new type of warfare: a battle over ideas, a fight for hearts and minds, a conflict over clicks and views. Captivating in its immediacy, it follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” — a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.