Frontline members

June 22, 2022

Peter Jouvenal press release

Peter Jouvenal and 4 other captured Britons were released yesterday from a prison cell in Kabul where they had been detained by the Taliban for over 6 months. Peter is a founding Frontline News cameraman and former freelance journalist now turned businessman. He filmed the first western interview with Osama Bin Laden in 1997. Negotiations […]


Thursday 29 September 2016, 6:00 PM

Members’ Drinks Evening – September

Our next monthly drinks will take place on the 29th September.


Thursday 16 May 2013, 7:00 PM

The Frontline Club quiz returns

The infamous Club Quiz returns on Thursday 16 May with quizmasters Caroline Johns and Dr Keith Surridge. Having previously been billed as one of ‘the hardest quizzes in London’ it is sure to attract the cream of Frontline Club quizzing talent.


May 12, 2011 6:00 PM

Members’ Social Evening

A chance to meet other members and sample some free whisky and gin generously provided by Chivas Regal. This event is only open to full members of the Frontline Club. Please RSVP by clicking “book”- no payment necessary.


October 1, 2009

From the Frontline to Kigali

  Former foreign correspondent Thomas Crampton talks to Eric Weiner, another former foreign correspondent, about his thoughts on the 10 career options left for foreign correspondents. As media giants crumble and budgets for "the old way of doing things" no longer exist it’s a timely (and funny) 10 minute chat. I’m guessing option number 5 […]


July 3, 2009

What’s really happening

  Ex-SAS man and best selling novelist Andy McNabb had some nice things to say about the Frontline Club website and the bloggers who blog here in the latest edition of New Media Age this week. Thanks to Club member Peter Moore for pointing this out to us on Twitter and uploading the above snap […]


April 28, 2009

Frontline Club on Twitter

If you use the increasingly popular microblogging service Twitter, you might be interested to know who is on Twitter from the Frontline blogs, how often they tweet and how to follow them. First up, you’ll need an account, Second, find and follow the bloggers that interest you most. Here’s a round up of Frontline bloggers […]


April 24, 2009

Taking the flak

Original Frontline TV agency camera woman Tira Shubart recently finished filming and producing a TV comedy series called Taking the Flak about the world of war reporters, stringers and fixers all set in a fictional African country called Karibu. Tira produced the film with Jon Rolph and it draws on her experience as a foreign […]


February 16, 2009

John D. McHugh – Combat Outpost

John D. McHugh drops us a line to tell us that his latest report from Afghanistan for The Guardian is up on the site. John has been filing multimedia reports from the frontline in Helmand over the past year. As he says in his email, This is without doubt the most difficult and dangerous place […]


January 29, 2009

The Fixers Fund

If you’ve nipped into the Frontline Club recently you might have noticed the Fixers Fund gift donation envelopes, on the stairs, at the bar and in the forum. We’ve also put together a short video explaining more about the fund and how it was started following the murder of Ajmal Naqshbandi. Afghan journalist and fixer […]


December 30, 2008

The life of a journalist is quite lonely

Marcus Bleasdale, photojournalist, Frontline Club member and regular on this blog, talks in the Daily Telegraph about how he got into photojournalism in his late twenties after a successful career in banking. Fascinating to hear more about his path into photography and how working the war zone beat has changed him. What with the banking […]


December 29, 2008

Anthony Loyd heads to forgotten wars

Looks like Anthony Loyd is in for a busy eighteen months. The Times war correspondent and Frontline Club regular, will be on assignment for the coming year and a half covering forgotten war zones,What of the rest of the world’s conflicts? What of the thousands killed in Mexico’s drug cartel battles or the fighting in […]


December 29, 2008

On the road with Robert Adams

Robert Adams, one of the original Frontline TV cameramen and a founder member of the Frontline Club, is on the road. For six months Rob, his family and some friends will be on the road in Africa. From their home in Harare they’ll head to Cairo, Cape Town and back to Harare and all points […]


December 4, 2008

A foreigner in my own land

Sean Langan writes in the Guardian about his life reporting foreign conflicts beginning in 1998 before his kidnap in Afghanistan earlier in 2008. He talks about that feeling – reverse culture shock – common to anyone who has lived and worked abroad for any length of time, Over the past 10 years I have spent […]


November 12, 2008

Frontline Journalism Awards announced

The second annual Frontline Club Journalism Awards were announced today. Yuri Kozyrev wins the Frontline Club Award for his photo essay covering different sides of life in Baghdad since the US-led attack began in 2003, “Yuri Kozyrev has been on the ground almost continually for the entire length of this conflict, and has given the […]


November 6, 2008

Click for Congo

Janeen Heath at the Pulitzer Center argues for keeping Congo in the headlines now that the US election is over and violence in the DRC has escalated yet again. However, as she argues in her post on the Untold Stories blog, space for international news coverage in general and in the US in particular is […]


November 5, 2008

US Election night continues

[video:youtube:lhT5pTYJKWo] If you’re still awake this side of the pond – and I am barely – there are more photos from the Frontline Club election night party and there’s a bit more video action taking in the first and second floors of the club down to the wee press room next to the member’s room. […]


October 28, 2008

David Loyn talks 200 years in Afghanistan

[video:brightcove:1847310960] David Loyn talked about the 200 years of intervention in Afghanistan at the club last week. If you missed the talk, click the video above it’s well worth watching or listen to the event in iTunes. In The Independent Kim Sengupta follows up with a discussion on engaging with the Taliban, The war this […]


October 14, 2008

Grim outlook for BBC says John Simpson

BBC World Affairs Editor and Frontline Club regular, John Simpson, was talking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival when he turned on his paymaster of the last 42 years, “The future? Well, I don’t think that it’s going to look very good for the BBC. I think the BBC we have known, for good or worse, […]


October 9, 2008

Vaughan Smith up for Rory Peck Award

[video:google:8548112614184247543&ei] The shortlist for the Rory Peck Awards 2008 is now out. Among the contenders in the “Features”category is Frontline Club Founder Vaughan Smith for the blog he wrote from Afghanistan in 2007. You can see the edited footage he put together for BBC Newsnight in the video above. Good luck Vaughan. Here is a […]


October 8, 2008

The Zimbabwean profiled on BBC

Wilf Mbanga and his wife Trish, who produce The Zimbabwean weekly newspaper from their home in Southampton, UK, are profiled by BBC South’s Inside Out programme this week. Wilf is a regular at the Frontline Club and he took part in the Zimbabwe debate earlier this year. The BBC documentary will look at the couple’s […]


October 2, 2008

Patrick Cockburn on his son and schizophrenia

Patrick Cockburn talks candidly about his son’s schizophrenia in the Daily Mail today. The Frontline Club regular blames a strong form of cannabis known as skunk for his son’s illness, I blame cannabis for what happened to Henry. He says he smoked a lot between the ages of 14 and 19, but I didn’t notice […]


September 16, 2008

Foreign news needs real experts

Richard Sambrook, BBC Global News Director and Frontline Club regular, is interviewed in The Guardian this week. He argues for a change in the way international news is covered. He says there’s a need to greater utilize local journalists on the ground “The nature of international coverage is changing. The old model of a western […]


September 9, 2008

Ugly of war

John D. McHugh, Frontline Club member and regular in these parts, has his latest short film from Afghanistan up on The Guardian website. He to a member of a the US army Medevac team about the day to day job of helping the wounded and the dying. John says he has a lot more footage […]


September 6, 2008

Robert Fisk: We are all frightened

Robert Fisk, The Independent’s Middle East correspondent and a Frontline club regular, was in Christchurch, New Zealand to give a talk about his work and the situation in the Middle East at The Press Christchurch Writer’s Festival. The dangers for journalists working in the Middle East are “very real” says Fisk. The Nelson Mail has […]


September 2, 2008

The 91st most powerful woman in the world

Forbes releases its annual 100 Most Powerful Women list. Christiane Amanpour, the CNN war correspondent and regular at the Frontline Club, comes in at number 91. Award-winning correspondent has reported on nearly every major news story CNN has covered in recent years, including Hurricane Katrina, the first Iraqi elections and the bombings of the London […]


August 29, 2008

Scooter ride too dangerous for war reporter

Lyse Doucet hits the headlines again today. The BBC, terrified the frontline war reporter would hurt herself, refused to allow her to ride a Vespa PX125 for a radio show on EU pollution policy. Simply too dangerous, “She’s been to the most dangerous war zones yet some twit with a clipboard tells her a scooter’s […]


August 25, 2008

Wilf Mbanga on journalism in Zimbabwe

Wilf Mbanga, founder and publisher of The Zimbabwean, talks in The Guardian today about how Mugabe’s regime deal with independent journalists. And how they have started threatening their children. Wilf knows all too well the threats journalists face in Zimbabwe. A 14 tonne truck carrying 60,000 copies of his newspaper was attacked in May, 2008, […]


August 22, 2008

Blood Trail – the trailer

[video:youtube:FOeHVsuGzx8] Richard Parry and Vaughan Smith, both original Frontline TV Agency men and Vaughan is of course the founder of the Frontline Club, give us a sneak preview of the trailer to their film Blood Trail. The film was 15 years in the making and follows the career of war photographer Robert King. Richard, the […]


August 15, 2008

Blood Trail to Toronto Film Festival 2008

Blood Trail is the result of fifteen years of filming one man in war zones across the world. It’s been a labour of love for Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith and original Frontline TV agency cameraman Richard Parry since they first met wannabe photographer Robert King in Bosnia in the early 90s. The film will […]