Frontline members

December 30, 2007

Christina Lamb remembers Bhutto

Award winning journalist and club member Christina Lamb remembers Benazir Bhutto in today’s Sunday Times, We had just entered Santa’s castle in the pretty Portuguese village of Obidos on Thursday when my phone beeped with the first text message. “Benazir has been critically wounded in bomb attack – in hospital undergoing treatment.” I think I […]

December 30, 2007

Taking the flak

A new BBC comedy about the life of war reporters is set to start filming in January. Martin Jarvis will portray a veteran foreign correspondent and war reporter in the six part BBC2 series, called Taking the flak, set in a fictional African country. The series is written by Frontline club member and former Frontline […]

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 29, 2007

OBE for George Alagiah

Among the Kylie Minogues and the Michael Parkinsons of the Queen’s New Year Honours list is George Alagiah, the BBC news presenter, foreign correspondent and Frontline Club member. George receives an OBE. He has reported on the genocide in Rwanda, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and from the war zones of Iraq, Liberia, Sierra Leone […]

December 21, 2007

Lamb gets a gong

In awards news… the 2007 “What the papers say” awards are announced today and for the second year running the Sunday Times Foreign correspondent, and Frontline Club founding member, Christina Lamb has won the award for Foreign correspondent of the year. Well done Christina and here’s the full list of award winners. As it’s Christmas, […]

December 18, 2007

John D. McHugh on the BBC

Frontline club member, photographer, occasional club speaker and sniper bullet survivor John D.McHugh is back in Afghanistan and he’s interviewed about his return on this week’s BBC Radio Pods & Blogs show. You can listen to the show here or, go one better, and subscribe to the excellent podcast. The show has some Frontline club […]

December 14, 2007

Reportage Press doubles output

Reportage Press is run by Frontline Club founder member Charlotte Eagar. It has published four books since May and plans to double output into 2008. Eagar’s own debut novel – The Girl in the Film – set during the seige of Sarajevo is due out in March. Also due out on Reportage is Daily Telegraph […]

December 6, 2007

The upside of downtime in Paris

Frontline club founder member Bruce Palling ruminates in More Intelligent Life magazine on the upside of a job that “pays peanuts” as he spends a bit of downtime at the doesn’t-cost-peanuts Le Cinq restaurant in Paris, When foreign correspondents socialise abroad, one thing they never complain about is the calibre of conversation. The work may […]

November 28, 2007

Heathcliff O’Malley is blogging

And what’s that new name at the top of the page? Frontline club member Heathcliff O’Malley joins the From the frontline blog ranks today. He’s a photographer, often found within the pages of the Daily Telegraph. He’s on the road in Russia, following President Vladimir Putin across the steppes. Go read his blog. If you […]

November 26, 2007

Caroline Wyatt defence correspondent

Club member and ex Paris BBC correspondent, Caroline Wyatt has been named as BBC defence correspondent across TV, radio and online. From Wyatt returns to the BBC where she was previously Paris correspondent, a position which she held from June 2003 to August 2007. She has also worked as the BBC’s correspondent for Moscow, […]

September 28, 2007

From the frontline to the Press Gazette

The Press Gazette run a piece about what we’re all about. Vaughan talks about plans for the club and for supporting journalism online which is what is essentially all about, “I think the future is going to be, and if that’s the case, then we’re in the best position to compete with […]