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April 19, 2022

Western Ukraine’s city of Lviv was struck by four Russian missiles 18th April 2022

Western Ukraine’s city of Lviv was struck by four Russian missiles in the early hours this morning. The death toll rose to seven early afternoon.  Nina Kropotkine-Watson and Paul Conroy reporting from the the scene of a rocket attack in a city that has – until now – been thought of as relatively safe.  The […]


March 30, 2022

Fixing Stories: The Fixer/Reporter Relationship

On 28 March, the Frontline Club hosted a panel, Fixing Stories, on local fixers, producers, and interpreters who assist foreign news organizations. Speakers with extensive experience on both sides of the fixer-reporter relationship in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East included Ukrainian journalist and producer Anton Skyba, former foreign correspondent and novelist Charlotte […]


March 28, 2022

#StraightFromTheFrontline

Sunday March 20th, FC projected the Ukrainian flag onto the Russian embassy to launch its SFTF campaign, Nina Kropotkine-Watson   Straight From The Frontline (#SFTF) is a new initiative aiming to provide urgent practical help to support freelance journalists on the frontline in Ukraine. It’s a development from the Frontline Club Freelance Registry ‘FFR’ which […]


March 27, 2022

A Moment of High Peril

Vladimir Putin appears to be running short of men and materiel in Ukraine. He may be about to play dirty… READ HERE


March 12, 2022

The Battle For Ukraine’s Cities

Almost exactly 30 years after Bosnian Serbs began shelling Sarajevo, large European cities are once again being besieged. Sarajevo survived – but can Kharkiv, Mariupol and Kyiv? READ HERE


July 28, 2020

What you do when your year turns out to be a lemon?

As 2020 turned out to be a proverbial lemon, I decided as the saying goes to make the most of it. Refreshing as an addition to your summer lemonade or as an ‘amuse bouche’ but I like it on its own as a light dessert after a meal, cleans and refreshes the palette. This dessert […]


July 13, 2020

Mexican tomato & bean soup

This fresh, piquant summer soup combines many of the ingredients you might find in a feisty salsa, but in this case they re all souped up. Add more chillies if you like it hot, and a handful of fresh sweetcorn kernels, sliced straight from the cob, is a good addition if you have them. A scattering of diced avocado can replace the soured cream, if you prefer.


May 3, 2020

World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day   The Covid 19 pandemic gives a new twist and perhaps a new urgency to World Press Freedom Day. For 27 years the UN day of action has been a way of reminding the world about the importance of press freedom and the pressures on independent journalism around the world. For […]


April 21, 2020

Lockdown Recipe – Sourdough Bread

by Heathcliff O’Malley, Photographer   Sourdough Bread Recipe I first started making sourdough bread in late 2018 .  A bakery had moved into the area but the holes in the bread were so enormous that all the marmalade and butter were falling through my breakfast toast and it was really annoying me and I decided […]


October 28, 2019

The 2019 Frontline Club Awards

The 2019 Frontline Club Awards were held on Thursday 24th October in a ceremony hosted by CBS News’s Elizabeth Palmer. You can read more about the nominees here. The keynote was given by filmmaker and journalist Waad Al-Kateab, while the Tribute Award was given posthumously to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. FRONTLINE CLUB AWARD FOR PRINT The 2019 Frontline Club Award for […]


July 10, 2019

New international press card will help to keep freelance journalists safe

The Frontline Club Charitable Trust today announced the launch of the Frontline Club Charitable Trust Press Card at the FCO’s Defending Media Conference in London. This practical initiative will provide safety and protection for freelance journalists across the world, especially those working in difficult or hostile environments. Press cards are an essential part of a […]


August 29, 2018

Here’s To Byline Festival 2018

The Club tent had some brilliant acts and events this year at Byline festival. Despite the classic British festival weather, the team powered through and we had a great turnout. The kitchen staff cooked some fantastic food, particularly for the freelancer social and networking dinner on Saturday night. The bar staff also worked tirelessly; ensuring everyone […]


July 26, 2018

This week at the Frontline Club: Ctrl Alt Delete, How Politics and the Media Crashed our Democracy

Politics can’t keep up with the media; ‘it now moves at the speed of electrons, but politics is still dragging its feet moving at the speed of elections’. On Tuesday night, Tom Baldwin discussed the origins of the current democratic ‘crisis’ in which the world now finds itself, partially, as Baldwin argues, as a result […]


June 12, 2018

What insights did we learn from the USA-North Korean Nuclear Summit?

On Monday 11th June, the Frontline Club hosted a summit of its own in anticipation of the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore to discuss the matter of denuclearisation. As word breaks on Tuesday 12th June 2018, the two leaders have announced to the world a commitment to these aims. In many […]


April 19, 2018

Catch up: Nish Nalbandian – A Handful of Dust

On Tuesday 17 April, the Frontline Club hosted award-winning photographer Nish Nalbandian with documentary filmmaker and journalist Matthew Cassel, to discuss Nalbandian’s latest book, A Handful of Dust, and his experiences documenting the lives of Syrian refugees resettling in Turkey, followed by a Q&A with the Frontline audience. Most images of the Syrian refugee crisis […]


April 18, 2018

A Handful of Dust: a Photography Exhibition by Nish Nalbandian

The title of the book is selected from T. S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land as it captures the way in which people have been displaced during the Syrian War. In this reportage refugees are shown more than just eking out an existence, they are depicted as enterprising with a desire to rebuild their lives.


March 27, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Files Round 2: latest revelations by Chris Wylie and Shahmir Sanni

More extraordinary revelations were made yesterday in the second round of our discussion on data leaks by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica and its close links with the Vote Leave campaign. The event, held on Tuesday 26th March, was once again a Frontline / Byline collaboration and bought together Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie and CEO […]


March 26, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Files Round 2: Catch up on the event on our Facebook Livestream

We’ll be live streaming tonight’s event on Facebook. Catch the event here at 8 PM https://www.facebook.com/FrontlineClub/   After last weeks extraordinary interview with the Cambridge Analytica whisteblower, Peter Jukes caught up with Chris Wylie to find what has happened since he knocked $50bn (inadvertently) from the Facebook share price. Now the topic turns to Cambridge Analytica’s […]


March 22, 2018

Catch Up on our Report: The Most Important Whistleblower Since Snowden: The Mind Behind Cambridge Analytica

Christopher Wylie, the man behind Facebook data leak held a talk at the Frontline Club on Tuesday 21st March to discuss how Cambridge Analytica, a firm he worked for, breached the data of 50 million Facebook users to swing public opinion. The discussion was a Frontline / Byline collaboration and chaired by the Byline.com CEO Peter […]


March 20, 2018

Catch Last Night’s Event on Livestream: Whistleblower Chris Wylie Speaks Out on Cambridge Analytica

  In 2013, 23-year old CHRIS WYLIE, a Canadian data scientist who had worked on the Obama campaign, was recruited as head of research for SCL Ltd, a contractor developing military ‘information operations’ for the US and UK. Within months he met Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer to set up Cambridge Analytica – a ‘propaganda […]


March 20, 2018

Poisoned by Nerve Agent. Who Attacked Sergei Skripal?

The poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter by a nerve agent and the speculation if Moscow could be behind the attack was the basis of a debate at the Frontline Club yesterday, Monday 19th March. Sergei Skripal, a former double agent and his daughter Yulia Skripal remain critically ill in hospital after […]


March 15, 2018

East Ghouta: Are we blind to Syria’s latest tragedy?

The escalating humanitarian crisis in the suburbs of Damascus due to the Syrian civil war was the subject of discussion at the Frontline Club on Tuesday 13th March. The area of East Ghouta is said to be one of the last strongholds of resistance by Syrian opposition forces and as such the target of renewed […]


March 12, 2018

What Can We Do To Tackle Sexual Harassment in the Media?

Our panel discuss sexual harassment within media organisations and how best to tackle the problem. How do we make this a conversation that includes both men and women? And is this a problem that is predominant in the media world, given the fragile freelance contracts of many journalists, or have they simply been provided with a larger platform to air their grievances than women in other industries?


March 6, 2018

A Plastic Ocean: Behind the Scenes Photography

Stunning yet shocking images of pollution caused by plastics in our oceans formed the basis of an engaging discussion at the Frontline Club on Thursday  1st March. The evening was hosted by investigative journalist Oliver Steeds who was in conversation with film maker and executive producer Jo Ruxton. During the talk Ruxton shared some remarkable […]


January 24, 2018

‘Up in the Air’

On Tuesday 16th February, The Frontline Club hosted a discussion on the possible takeover by Walt Disney of 21st Century Fox and by way of that acquiring huge stakes in one of Britain’s biggest news prover, Sky News. Last month, in December, Disney agreed to the deal with 21st Century Fox which includes it’s large […]


January 24, 2018

Women at the forefront of digital activism

The role of women spearheading digital activism across the world was the subject of discussion at the Frontline Club on Monday 22nd January. It was hosted by none other than actor turned rights campaigner Pamela Anderson. She held the conversation with Renata Avila, a Guatemalan human rights lawyer and digital rights expert; Sarah Harrison, a […]


December 11, 2016

A Revolution in Four Seasons

The film, first released in May this year, follows four years in the parallel political lives of Jawhara Ettis and Emna Ben Jemaa – two women at the centre of Tunisia’s radical turn to democracy during the 2011 Arab Spring.


November 27, 2016

Trump: the ripple that became a wave?

For Trump, world security isn’t ‘an American problem’


November 26, 2016

Kleptoscope Two: The Alchemy of Making Money from Sand

The second evening in the Kleptoscope series explored the illicit wealth originating from the Middle East that flows through the capital’s economy.


November 23, 2016

Irregular War: The Future of Global Conflicts

‘If we’re trying to actually resolve conflict… then we have to think, how do we get into the mind of the other?’ Gabrielle Rifkind.