Frontline events

April 7, 2008

Robert Fisk covering wars

Download this episode View in iTunes [video:brightcove:1491695798] Robert Fisk, the Independent’s Middle East correspondent, talks about his reporting career spanning three decades with the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen, “We should be able to have feelings too. We’re not machines that sit out in the Middle East…” link Be prepared for a Fiskian barrage from this recording […]

April 3, 2008

Patrick Cockburn on Muqtada al-Sadr

You can now watch the event here. Latest video from the Frontline club events room is up. Award winning war correspondent Patrick Cockburn examines the role of Muqtada al-Sadr – the man who leads a movement in Iraq that opposed both Saddam Hussein and the US occupation. Moderated by the BBC’s Caroline Hawley.

March 26, 2008

Independent Kosovo

Download this episode View in iTunes You can now watch the event here. Latest debate from the Frontline Club events room in Paddington, London on Independence in Kosovo is now online. The discussion includes contributions from journalist and former spokesman for the Kosova government Daut Dauti, Balkan specialist author/journalist Tim Judah, journalist Misha Glenny who […]

March 21, 2008

5 years on at the Frontline Club

[video:brightcove:1460747551] Not to be outdone, we here at The Frontline Club mark the 5th anniversary of the Iraq war with a discussion in the club’s event room. Two journalists who were working in Iraq at the time discuss the situation. John Burns was the New York Times Bureau Chief in Baghdad before, during and after […]

March 11, 2008

Frontline students

Students from the University of Indiana descended upon the Frontline Club this week to meet and talk with New York Times London Bureau Chief John Burns. John treated them to a talk about his experiences as a war reporter and about “embedding”. One of the students, Rosemary Pennington, blogged her thoughts about the talk and […]

February 11, 2008

Jonathan Steele discusses Iraq

[video:brightcove:1411847678] Senior foreign correspondent and in-house columnist on international affairs for the Guardian, Jonathan Steele argues that the Coalition was not defeated in Iraq because of inadequate planning but for much more deep-rooted reasons. Jonathan was talking at the Frontline Club last Thursday, In his present role he travels frequently to the Middle East and […]

February 6, 2008

Quizzing Paxman

[video:brightcove:1406224110] BBC Newsnight interviewee frightener Jeremy Paxman is given the Q&A treatment at the Frontline club by Guardian blogger Roy Greenslade and the audience too, of course.

January 21, 2008

Vietnam and beyond

Philip Jones Griffiths will be giving a talk at the Frontline club this coming Thursday. He first made his name for his pictures from the Vietnam war. The Independent newspaper interviews Philip today, “Journalism is about obliterating distances, bringing far away things closer home and impressing it on people’s senses. You excite your humanity every […]

January 14, 2008

Lamb on 5 Live

Frontline club member and 2007 Foreign correspondent of the year Christina Lamb, joins BBC Radio 5 live’s Simon Mayo to talk about her most recent book, Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands. Download the interview here. Christina will be talking about her life as a foreign correspondent and the new book at the club […]

January 10, 2008

Bourne to Baghdad

[video:brightcove:1026280250] 2008 looks set to host something of a war film mania. Matt Damon is the latest actor to go to war. The star of the Bourne trilogy of films, starts work in Spain today with film director Paul Greengrass and actress Amy Ryan on an as yet untitled war thriller about life in Green […]

January 3, 2008

From the Frontline club

More words worth listening to… Roy Greenslade’s latest episode in the BBC World Service series Press for Freedom begins with Roy at the Frontline club. Who’s that laughing at the beginning?

December 30, 2007

Afshin Rattsani remembers Bhutto

Frontline club member and Al Jazeera journalist Afshin Rattansi recalls meeting Benazir Bhutto on the steps of the club opposite Mickey’s fish and chip bar after her Q&A session in July 2007, It was quite a scene. Members of her security detail – I assume – milled about in front of Mickey’s Fish and Chip […]

December 12, 2007

Blog Wars at Frontline Club

Go catch the screening of Blog Wars, a film directed by James Rogan, at the Frontline Club next week Followed by Q&A with director James Rogan and Producer Phil Craig, Mon 14th January, 7.30pm Price: £5.00 – [The film] takes a look at the rise and influence of blogs in politics as it follows several […]

November 23, 2007

“Sucking at the hind tit of power”

[video:youtube:jpuzOhvaE3c] The Independent newspaper’s Robert Fisk dons the hobnail boots and kicks the crap out of the US media. Well, not quite but, official sources say, he’s not very happy with the state of mediaplay stateside. The video is taken from the recent Frontline Club event in New York. The Guardian’s Ghaith Abdul-Ahad had a […]

November 17, 2007

From the 2007 Kurt Schork Awards

[video:youtube:Yl7VqDix1yI] A brief snippet of the 2007 Kurt Schork Awards ‘do at the Frontline Club on the 14th November. Full video should be coming soon here… UPDATE: And here it is.

November 15, 2007

On the New York Frontline

Some feedback coming through from the recent Is it over for Frontline Reporting? Frontline Club event in Brooklyn, New York including this from Hell’s Kitchener about what Robert Fisk had to say during the panel, “The New York Times actually lives in a fortress with Iraqi guards with ‘New York Times’ on their t-shirts,” Fisk […]

November 14, 2007

2007 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism

Just in case it had slipped your notice, but tonight the Frontline Club will be hosting the 2007 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism, This year’s winners are the late Sahar Al-Haideri, an Iraqi freelance journalist and IWPR trainee who paid the ultimate price for her commitment to journalism – and German freelancer Mario Kaiser […]

November 7, 2007

Crowdsourcing at the Club

The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade will be posing questions to Robert Thomson, Editor of The Times, at the Frontline Club tonight and, in a very Web2.0, crowd sourcing, wisdom of the oiks manner, he’s looking for your questions. Some questions already coming in, Do you think think that Rupert Murdoch’s influence over the news media should […]

November 5, 2007

Johnston at the Club

  Here’s a clip of Alan Johnston talking at the Frontline Club last week. You can watch the full talk here.

October 17, 2007

Do journalists need a special safety convention?

Download this episode View in iTunes   From a recent debate at the Frontline Club between Geoffrey Robertson QC, Knut Doerman (ICRC), Aidan White (IFJ) and moderated by Prof Stewart Purvis (City University). Aidan White expands on the subject on the IFJ blog, There’s no better example of a country that fails to protect journalists […]

October 1, 2007

What it’s like to be in a firefight

John D McHugh was shot in Afghanistan and was lucky to survive. He talked at the Frontline Club about his experience working as a photographer in Afghanistan. Today, on his blog, he retells the story he wrote from his hospital bed, So, here it is. This is the account I wrote of the 14 May […]

September 7, 2007

Keenian fallout

Rather predictably, various shards of shrapnel find themselves embedded within around the blogosphere after Andrew Keen’s lessons in Web 2.0 whackonomics last night. First up, Lloyd davies is shedding a few tears, Andrew is a man who clearly gets something out of being (metaphorically) beaten up by one half of the audience while the other […]

September 6, 2007

Liveblog: Andrew Keen vs. The Internets

The room is full(ish). Andrew Keen and Richard Sambrook are seated on the regulation frontline brown leather chairs, glasses of white wine are filled and we’re off with a discussion about how the internet is, or is not, killing ‘our’ culture. Sambrook is setting the scene, there’ll be plenty of time for questions. I’ll keep […]

September 6, 2007

Is there a troll in Paddington?

The controversial trollesque figure of Andrew Keen descends upon the Frontline Club tonight. He’s best known for his book the Cult of the Amateur. The Guardian’s Emily Bell gave him a good rogering on Comment is free last month. Dave Weinberger, the inventor of RSS, isn’t too enamoured with Keen’s ideas and Tom Coates is […]