Frontline members

July 15, 2008

Forgotten film season at the Frontline Club

The Forgotten season starts at the Frontline Club from 4 August. The season consists of nine documentary films from some of the world’s forgotten stories, Ranging from female soldiers in Sri Lanka to a forgotten war in Nagorno Karabakh, a covered up massacre in Uzbekistan to conscientious objection in the US Army – these films […]

July 11, 2008

Cobbling the story together

Bill Mitchell at Poynter does a great job dissecting the timeline that saw the picture above appear on the front page of the Sunday Times, only to be subsequently debunked At The Sunday Times, managing editor Richard Caseby said the paper’s first account of the baby was cobbled together on deadline when editors slotted the […]

July 2, 2008

Navigating the counterinsurgency field manual

John D. McHugh’s latest film for The Guardian is up. This is his fourth piece and we find John talking to Charlie Company in Afghanistan about what it’s really like to work as an American soldier trying to follow the guidance in the Counterinsurgency Field Manual Click the image above to watch John’s film.

June 30, 2008

Sean Langan talks after Taliban ordeal

Sean Langan drops by in the comments to say thanks to all those who worried about him during his kidnap ordeal at the hands of the Taliban in the borders area between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Just wanted to pass on my deep gratitude to all those in the foreign press corp. I lost my phones […]

June 24, 2008

Sean Langan freed

Sean Langan, regular at the Frontline Club and an award winning Channel 4 reporter who works on Dispatches, was freed yesterday after a three month kidnap ordeal in a deal forged by his family, “We are absolutely thrilled that Sean is back in the UK and free,” they said. “We can’t thank Channel 4 enough […]

June 17, 2008

Broadcasting House memorial

The BBC New Broadcasting House Memorial web page accompanies the unveiling of the Breathing sculpture built to commemorate the deaths of journalists killed in the line of work. Three of the names mentioned on the memorial page will be familiar to Frontline Club members. Former Frontline TV agency journalists Nick Della Casa, his wife, Rosanna, […]

June 16, 2008

James Nachtwey on hyperawareness

James Nachtwey, the multi-award winning war photographer, talked about his work at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville at the weekend. Photo District News has more, “People have asked me many times how I’ve survived so many battles,” [said Nachtwey]. “It’s really a matter of being mindful of what’s going on around you, […]

June 8, 2008

John Moore on Pakistan

[video:brightcove:1593364051] John Moore talks about his work at the Frontline Club. The photographer has worked in Pakistan for over two years and was present when Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. He is interviewed by Frontline Club member Christina Lamb.

June 5, 2008

dispatches set for launch

Dispatches, the new current affairs journal, launches at the Frontline Club tomorrow night – Friday 6 June at 8pm. It’s a quarterly publication focussing on global issues, in-depth reportage and superb photography. You are all invited to the launch, so come along if you can make it, Gary Knight, Simba Gill and Mort Rosenblum would […]

May 29, 2008

James Nachtwey thanks fixers

[video:youtube:FVArFUxyNFM] The Frontline Club magazine this month mentions the inaugural Frontline Club journalism awards. These awards will raise money for the Frontline Club Fixers Fund. James Nachtwey recently praised the fixers who help him work as a war photographer in his President’s award acceptance speech at the Overseas Press Club in New York, As journalists […]

May 22, 2008

Anthony Loyd and Seamus Murphy in Mexico

Frontline Club regulars reporter Anthony Loyd and photographer Seamus Murphy put together an audio slideshow from Palomas, Mexico. Click the image above to watch and listen the report, or you can read the same story here, Palomas is no stranger to violent death. Straddling a main contraband route across the Mexican-US border, the settlement has […]

May 20, 2008

Anthony Loyd on Another Bloody Love Letter

Anthony Loyd, Times war correspondent, Frontline Club member and frequent speaker at club events, is interviewed in Metro about his most recent book, Another Bloody Love Letter. The book concentrates on his experiences covering the Balkans, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Iraq and he questions what it is to be a reporter during war and how […]

May 20, 2008

Interview with Peter Jouvenal

Kabul based Peter Jouvenal, one of the original Frontline agency journalists and an Afghan specialist is interviewed by TalkRadioNews military affairs correspondent Richard Miller. You can read about and listen to the 20 minute interview here or play it directly here. Peter touches on how he came to live in Afghanistan, his early days as […]

May 19, 2008

In the picture with Marcus Bleasdale

[video:brightcove:1557911521] Photographer Marcus Bleasdale talks about his work in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the Frontline Club during Congo Season. Marcus has worked in Congo over the past ten years so. He originally went there to see if the cliche was true. We’ve interviewed Marcus on the blog before.

May 17, 2008

Flying low

John D. McHugh’s latest installment in The Guardian today details his move to an outpost of Speray in Khowst province about 900 metres from the Pakistan border I managed to get the back seat, the one that photographers always want. This is because in a Chinook there is a rear ramp, and as the pilots […]

May 16, 2008

John D. McHugh in the Guardian

I’m reliably informed Frontline Club member John D. McHugh has a big spread in the Guardian newspaper tomorrow. The piece will run online too, but it might be worth grabbing the papier mache version if you have access to a newstand near you. A wee bit of background, courtesy of the Guardian, for those of […]

May 16, 2008

Roddy Scott fundraiser

The Nidderdale Herald reports on the Nidderdale Book Festival, held on a farm in Summerbridge to help raise funds for the Roddy Scott Foundation. Kate Adie was among those present and she talked about her passion for reporting on war in a correct manner, “We all think that reporting a war correctly is important and […]

May 14, 2008

The diary of John D. McHugh

More from our man in Afghanistan. Actually, the Guardian’s paying for his tea and biscuits and not us. However, he is the winner of the inaugural Frontline Club Award for Journalism and that’s good enough for this blog. John D. McHugh’s latest update for his Guardian diary is now live and it appears IT is […]

May 9, 2008

Frontline Club Journalism Awards

Right from the very beginning the Frontline Club broke all conventions. From cameraman Vaughan Smith’s late 80’s visions of flying over the Afghan frontline in a Microlite to shacking up in Osama Bin Laden’s residence in Kabul. The founders of the Frontline Club didn’t just shirk convention, they booted it out the door. With those […]

May 9, 2008

David Loyn on the Frontline fallen

David Loyn, the BBC foreign correspondent who authored the story behind the Frontline Club, writes in the Yorkshire Post about former Frontline TV journalist Roddy Scott. Roddy was killed by Russian soldiers while working in Chechnya. David writes in the paper as part of the run up to this weekend’s Nidderdale Book Festival, “When people […]

May 6, 2008

Reporting from Mogadishu

Apologies for cross posting on Alex’s blog… Alex is back in Nairobi writing up the story he worked on in Somalia and he’s on deadline. Therefore, just a quick post from me to guide you to the BBC Radio 5 Live interview with Alex for the iPM show and, repeated again, for the Pods and […]

May 2, 2008

Roddy Scott remembered

Next week sees the launch of the first ever Nidderdale Book Festival. It will help raise funds for the Roddy Scott Foundation. Roddy was one of the original Frontline TV agency journalists before he was killed by Russian soldiers in Chechnya in 2002. Roddy came from Nidderdale. The festival, which runs until May 11, is […]

April 28, 2008

Back in Afghanistan

Frontline Club member John D. McHugh is back in Afghanistan. As revealed on this blog a wee while back, he is working for The Guardian. He’ll be producing six films, taking pictures, writing stories and updating his blog. To kick things off, the newspaper has published edited highlights from his blog, along with pictures and […]

April 23, 2008

Alex Strick van Linschoten joins the Frontline

Alex Strick van Linschoten has been living and working in Afghanistan on and off for the last five years. He’ll be writing a blog here at From the Frontline called A war reporter on the road. He starts in Kenya, but he’ll also be blogging from Somalia, Chechnya and Iraq over the coming months and […]

April 21, 2008

Why the white suit?

[video:youtube:3a12GtYsuwE] Frontline Club member Martin Bell is interviewed about Iraq and Afghanistan in Cherwell. The BBC war correspondent for thirty years reveals why he took to wearing the white suit that helped make his name in politics, ‘Because I’m superstitious. Keeps me alive in dangerous places. During the war in Croatia, in 1991, I had […]

April 18, 2008

John D McHugh blogging from Afghanistan

Frontline Club member John D McHugh is heading back to Afghanistan. This will be the third April he’s spent over there. The first almost killed him, the second went an awful lot smoother. He talked at length about his first trip, along with his photographs at the club in 2007. This time John has a […]

April 14, 2008

From the Frontline clubroom

The Frontline Club is profiled in The Independent newspaper today. Chris Green heads into the clubroom and rummages through the glass cabinets full of memorabilia left by the foreign correspondents and war reporters who make up the club’s membership. Among the bits and pieces he finds is Vaughan Smith‘s mobile phone, “We heard there was […]

April 10, 2008

John Burns talks Iraq

[video:youtube:cBkhFU11DWc] John Burns, Frontline Club founding member and the London bureau chief for New York Times, talks about the legacy of Iraq, his time in the country and the failings of the mainstream media in this ten minute interview on the American show Horizon. John talked at length about the same topic at the club […]

April 8, 2008

Macmillan bid for Iraq war story

Frontline club founding member Hala Jaber, who works for the Sunday Times, has auctioned the account of her time spent reporting in Iraq to the publishers Macmillan. She calls her account The Flying Carpet of Baghdad. Jaber was named foreign correspondent of the year at the British Press Awards in 2005 and 2006. The Bookseller […]

April 1, 2008

Frontline bloggers talk

Live from Zimbabwe, live from Mexico and live from the Frontline club clubroom three of our From the frontline bloggers – Anita, Deborah and Kyle – talk about what they blog about on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Pods and Blogs show. It’s a great and varied listen. I recommend.