Frontline Club

November 22, 2011

ToryBoy visits the Frontline Club

  By William Turvill The Frontline Club, on Monday 21 November, screened the critically acclaimed ToryBoy The Movie, followed by a question-and-answer session with the film’s creators, John Walsh and John Cowen. Dubbed the “documentary of the year” by The Guardian, this film follows the campaign trail of Walsh, a “disillusioned Labour Boy gone stray”, […]


November 14, 2011

Volunteer for the Frontline Television News Archive

This winter the Frontline Club Charitable Trust in Paddington is offering part-time volunteer positions on an its Archive project to a small number of bright individuals. If you’re interested in journalism, war or the history of the late 20th century perhaps this is the job for you.


November 9, 2011

Jonathan Steele on a career that began with ‘an enormous dose of luck’

Watch the event here. By Olivia Heath Award-winning journalist Jonathan Steele discussed his views on the war in Afghanistan and the changing role of the foreign correspondent on Tuesday night  at the Frontline Club. In conversation with freelance journalist Tom Finn, The Guardian correspondent recalled his reportage of memorable global events covered for the Guardian. His first […]


June 8, 2011

Plunder of the oceans – The rise of pirate fishing, impacts and solutions

 By Shyamalie Satkunanadnan With more than one billion of the world’s population reliant on fish as their main source of protein and up to 90 per cent of fish disappearing in some parts of the oceans, the impact of illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing operations – known as ‘pirate fishing’ – has never been greater. […]


May 25, 2011

Frontline volunteer opportunity for summer: FNTV Archive

This summer the Frontline Club Charitable Trust in Paddington is offering part-time volunteer positions on an Oral History project to a small number of bright individuals. If you’re interested in journalism, war or the history of the late 20th century perhaps this is the project for you.


May 23, 2011

Frontline Television News Archive secures funding to go digital

The Heritage Lottery Fund has recently granted the Frontline Club its support to digitise the Frontline News Television archive. Read about the project and ways to get involved.


January 27, 2011

Members meeting with Vaughan Smith on WikiLeaks

Members of the Frontline Club got together on Thursday 20 January for what chair John Owen described as an “unprecedented meeting of the clan”. Called to discuss Club founder Vaughan Smith’s support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his decision to give him a bail address, the meeting was an opportunity for members to express […]


January 19, 2011

In the Picture: Orphaned and Ostracised- HIV in Africa with Carol Allen Storey

Download this episode View in iTunes Watch the event here.  By Antje Bormann Broadcaster Sue Steward introduced Carol Allen Storey as one of the most fascinating photojournalists around. Carol Allen Storey’s photographic career started 10 years ago following a thorough rethink of a successful career in the fashion and beauty industry. Photographs by Edmond Terakopian. […]


January 13, 2011

Wilbert Rideau: In the Place of Justice

By Shyamalie Satkunanandan Wilbert Rideau’s decision to rob a bank ended in the hostage taking of three employees and the death of a white female bank teller. Amid lynch mobs baying for blood, an all-white jury and a defence team comprised of two real estate lawyers the then 19-year-old was sentenced to death in 1961 […]


December 23, 2010

Looking back at 2010: Screenings at the Frontline Club

With over 80 screenings showing films from 42 different countries the screening programme has looked at topics, issues and stories covering the globe this year. We began the year with a retrospective season in January which featured four classic films from broadcasting history; Listen Whitey, Detroit ’67, Year of the Torturer, and special screening of Sgt Pepper: It […]


December 23, 2010

Looking Back at 2010: Reflections at the Frontline Club

Reflections in association with the BBC College of Journalism brings top journalists to the stage to reflect on their career’s, the work of others that has inspired them and to pass on knowledge and guidance to young journalists. In February shortly before his scheduled departure, Richard Sambrook joined us to look back on his 30 […]


December 20, 2010

Looking back at 2010: In the Picture photography events

This year, Frontline’s In the Picture strand has drawn in some big names in photography while giving a platform for new blood in the industry to showcase their work. Topics covered reached from sex-trafficking to disaster photography and from as far afield as Nigeria, Afghanistan and Vietnam. Below you can read about all and watch […]


December 20, 2010

Looking back at 2010: Insights at the Frontline Club

Our Insight events bring prominent figures in their field to the Frontline Club to talk about their life and work, and respond to questions and comments from the audience. The past year has seen a host of events offering unique insights into the lives of some great thinkers, academics, journalists and campaigners. Here is a […]


November 24, 2010

On The Media – Mort Rosenblum: Little Bunch of Madmen

Watch the full event here.  “Today, guidance is more vital than ever. At the extreme, it saves lives. It can mean the difference between insipid insight and getting things dead wrong,” said Mort Rosenblum, reading aloud from his new book Little Bunch of Madmen on international reporting last night. “Trial and error is no way […]


November 18, 2010

Leah Chishugi – Everything is a Benefit

Watch the full event here.  By Oliver Franklin “I thought it was a nightmare… a dream,” Leah Chishugi, survivor of the Rwandan genocide and author of A Long Way From Paradise, told a particularly sober crowd at yesterday’s Frontline event. Stifling back emotion, Chishugi was describing the 6th April, 1994, a day she happened to […]


November 11, 2010

The Frontline Club’s Fixers’ Fund Auction 2010

At this year’s Frontline Annual Party and Awards we will be holding a charity auction in aid of the Fixers’ Fund. Click here to find the lots so far kindly donated by friends and members of the club.


November 11, 2010

In the Picture: a discussion with World Press Photo Winner Adam Ferguson

Adam Ferguson, one of the first prize winners of the World Press Photo Awards 2010, talked about being a war photographer and recent assignments in Afghanistan at the Frontline Club.


November 8, 2010

Afghanistan in pictures- reminding us all of the price of war

On the eve of Remembrance Day, Afghanistan and the soldiers fighting there will be at the forefront of the minds of many. Adam Ferguson, a photojournalist who has covered the war in Afghanistan extensively, will be speaking at the Frontline Club on the 10th about his work there and beyond.


October 19, 2010

A week of debate, insight and parties in the Forum

Does the Demotix citizen journalism agency offer a model for the future or will it simply undercut the professionals? Love them or hate them, Demotix has made its mark on the industry. Our networking party tonight offers the opportunity to meet Demotix CEO Turi Munthe and hear about their work as well as network and […]


October 13, 2010

November at the Frontline Club

From a survivor of the genocide in Rwanda to Tariq Ali and his searing critique of the US under President Barack Obama and Mort Rosenblum who casts a sharp eye over foreign reporting in the last 40 years, we’ve a great line up of guests at the Frontline Club for November. Also in our packed […]


September 17, 2010

Climate change is about people not polar bears

Download this episode View in iTunes Watch the full event here.  By Christine Ottery If Amnesty International is campaigning against it, that means climate change has become a global humanitarian issue. Better known for supporting prisoners of conscience, Amnesty has recently begun to turn its attention to using human rights as a way to tackle […]


September 16, 2010

Tonight at the club: What is the human cost of climate change?

The UK government should keep the promises it gave to the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit and give more funds to halting harmful emissions and their effects on poorer countries. That’s according to a report released on Thursday by the World Development Movement, which scrutinises developed countries’ efforts in fighting the effects of climate in the world’s poorest countries. One of the […]


August 11, 2010

Social networking and journalism: Power to the people?

By Julie Tomlin and Sirena Bergman How have Facebook, Twitter and blogs changed changed grassroots politics? This was the question tackled at the club on Tuesday, at an event moderated by Deborah Bonello, founder of Mexicoreporter.com and video journalist for the Financial Times. If you couldn’t be with us for this event, you can watch […]


July 28, 2010

WikiLeaks founder at the Frontline: ‘We will fill the journalism vacuum’

Download this episode View in iTunes Watch the whole event here.    By Heather Christie “We’re not an organisation concerned with protecting troops,” said Julian Assange.  “We’re an organisation concerned with protecting human beings.” The founder of WikiLeaks, the secretive whistle-blowing website, did not mince his words at last night’s Frontline Club talk.  Rather, he […]


July 16, 2010

Shane Bauer: The forgotten journalist

By Andrew Sampson On the 30th of December last year, two French journalists were kidnapped by an Afghan ‘warlord’ whilst covering a story for France 3. When news was received of their capture, an immediate request was sent out to other news organisations not to release the journalists’ names due to safety concerns. Six months […]


July 15, 2010

Any difference between PR and journalism?

Watch the full event here.  “PR has always been the get-out for journalists who want to make more money,” said Martin Veitch who is due to join Bite Communications. “Those who wanted to drink more would become journalists instead.” This arguably outdated vision of the intrinsic differences between journalism and PR is what promted Frontline […]


July 1, 2010

Frontline Summer roundup: Intelligent debate and fine food & wine

The Frontline is a busy place. Though some might slow down during the summer months it’s as exciting as ever at Norfolk Place and we’ve got some great events and plans for the coming months. Here’s what’s going on: The finest food and wine We pride ourselves on serving the best  food made from the […]