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June 10, 2022

Lviv, the illusion of safety.

Tens of thousands of people fleeing Russian strikes further East in Mariupol, Kharkiv and Kyiv have sought refuge in the quaint UNESCO heritage site city of Lviv. Since February 24th, the day of the full-scale invasion, Lviv has been a strategic transit point for humanitarian aid workers, journalists and refugees travelling both ways – relatively safely – in and out of a country at war.


February 20, 2013

Coding & data journalism resources for journalists

Here are several free resources that could be useful for journalists interested in online media.


November 16, 2012

Mozilla launches Popcorn Maker, a Web-based remix tool

This weekend at Mozilla Festival London, Mozilla launched its Popcorn Maker tool.


May 11, 2012

Horst Faas, photographer whose images defined the Vietnam War

Legendary photographer Horst Faas who was responsible for some of the most memorable photographs of the Vietnam war and has died aged 79 will be remembered warmly at the Frontline Club.


February 23, 2012

Marie Colvin: “committed to telling the real story of war”

Friends and colleagues of Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin gathered at the Frontline Club last night after hearing of her death during a rocket attack on the besieged city of Homs.  There were many tributes to Marie Colvin – and great stories – all recognising the qualities that made her a great journalist and remarkable […]


February 22, 2012

Marie Colvin: “I should stay and write what I can to expose what is happening here”

UPDATE: Friends and colleagues are invited to the Frontline Club tonight from 7pm to remember Marie Colvin.  Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin remained in Syria because she was determined the terrible story of events  there had to be told. Marie had hoped to moderate a discussion that is taking place on the growing crisis in […]


January 25, 2012

American Muslim: Freedom, Faith and Fear

By Alan Selby   A lot has changed in the years since 9/11. The date itself has become emblematic of a change in attitudes towards Islam, perhaps most notably in the country which bore witness to the infamous attacks that day. Popular opinion has shifted, and the land of the free has become an increasingly […]


January 19, 2012

Wadah Khanfar: ‘No one will be spared by the Arab Spring’

The Arab Spring “is not going to spare anyone” not even Saudi Arabia, warned the former head of the Al Jazeera, Wadah Khanfar, last night. “We are going to see people resisting change but it will be a major mistake that will cause a lot of problems if countries see the Arab Spring as a conspiracy,” […]


January 12, 2012

Looking ahead to February at the Frontline Club

Our packed February programme kicks off with an opportunity to hear from former Google executive Wael Ghonim, who helped mobilise support for Egypt’s street protests with his ‘We are all Khaled Said’ Facebook page and was recently named one of Time magazine’s top 100 most influential people.  The following week we will be launching a series of discussions, screenings and workshops examining the risks faced […]


June 28, 2011

The week ahead at the Frontline Club: Assange and Žižek, Somali pirates & kill/capture in Afghanistan

This evening’s screening and panel discussion organised by BBC Perisan will shed light on the extent of persecution suffered by The Baha’is of Iran. Tomorrow we will be joined by award winning ITV News‘ international editor Bill Neely who will be talking about his recent work in Libya, the stories he has covered since he began his career and […]


February 23, 2011

Snake charmers, ironed shirts and spooning with authority

I’ve heard stories of the major local TV stations sending extended entourages to official events – a cameraman, a journalist, a sound man, a man to carry the tripod, another to carry lights, a driver, a juggler and a snake charmer – just so everybody in the newsroom gets their cut. Before Christmas I told […]


September 30, 2010

On the Media events at the Frontline: The year so far

By Patrick Smith There’s change afoot at the Frontline: I’m leaving the events team to pursue new ventures. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to look back at some of the events I’ve been involved with and re-live some of the best bits from the On the Media strand. The club has invested a […]


September 22, 2010 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT: On the Media: Data skills and techniques for journalists

View in iTunes This event is now sold out. Sorry for any disappointment – we will be streaming video of the event live at Frontlineclub.com.   What would you do if someone handed you 90,000 unfiltered documents and asked you to make a story out of it? Managing large amounts of data is one of […]


September 15, 2010

Frontline Club job advert: Event programme co-ordinator (full-time)

 Do you have what it takes to be a part of London’s premier venue for journalists and the media industry? Do you care about world politics, current affairs and the future of journalism in the UK and around the world? Do you know the media inside out and have contacts in the industry and beyond […]


September 2, 2010

Pakistan under the spotlight: Is the money getting to where it needs to go?

Pakistan is still reeling from the devastating floods that have seen one fifth of the country become submerged. More than $800 million has been pledged through international donations. But allegations abound that some of the money pledged is not reaching the problem areas, through corruption and mismanagement – a thorny subject tackled at Frontline Club […]


August 31, 2010

First Wednesday: Why Pakistan matters

This Wednesday we turn our attention again to the crisis unfolding in Pakistan. With more than 14 million people displaced by relentless floods and disease spreading through the country, our First Wednesday event for September with chair Paddy O’Connell will look at the disaster with a wide lens and ask what the prospects are for […]


August 31, 2010

Reporting Vietnam: ‘We don’t only work for the news, we work for the memory’

By Gouri Sharma The only victory for the media during the Vietnam War was that the public decided it never wanted to see those images and stories again. That was a central theme at a Frontline event on Friday to mark the 35 years of the end of the Vietnam war. If you couldn’t be […]


August 26, 2010

Gideon Levy in conversation with Jon Snow: why the media’s role in the occupation of Palestine matters

View in iTunes If you couldn’t be there in person, you can watch the whole thing here.  With a protracted, complex and bloody conflict between Israel and Islamic forces in Palestine, the need for independent journalism has never been greater. Isreali journalist Gideon Levy says that when he started writing, “There [was] no one there to […]


August 8, 2010

Tributes pour in for Frontline Club member Karen Woo, killed in Afghanistan trying to make a difference

There’s no more sad news for us at the Frontline than to hear that one of our own has died. So it is with a heavy heart we read that the surgeon Dr Karen Woo was shot and killed in a remote area of northern Afghanistan on Friday (there are many news reports, such as […]


July 29, 2010

Combatants for peace: Israelis and Palestinians fighting extremism together

Download this episode View in iTunes The intractable conflict between Israel and Hamas over territory, settlements, blockades and terror strikes can give outsiders the impression of a desperate situation. With no firm political, two-state solution in sight, will ordinary peaceful Israelis and Palestinians ever return to the kind of normal lives that we in the […]


July 28, 2010

At the centre of a media storm: The Frontline and WikiLeaks in links

It’s not every day that the world’s media descends on 13 Norfolk Place. But on Monday at noon the eyes of the British and international media were firmly fixed on our forum room as WikiLeaks editor and founder Julian Assange explained and defended the release of more than 90,000 confidential US military records on the […]


July 26, 2010

Wikileaks founder defends Afghan War Diary files at the Frontline

Download this episode View in iTunes The founder of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks today described the release of more than 90,000 classified US military documents on the war in Afghanistan as the equivalent to the East German Stasi secret police opening up its files after the collapse of communism. Julian Assange was speaking at the Frontline […]


July 1, 2010

Frontline Summer roundup: Intelligent debate and fine food & wine

The Frontline is a busy place – and though some might slow down during the summer months it’s as exciting as ever at Norfolk Place and we’ve got some great events and plans for the coming months. Here’s what’s going on: The finest food and wine We pride ourselves on serving the best  food made […]


July 1, 2010

Frontline Summer roundup: Intelligent debate and fine food & wine

The Frontline is a busy place – and though some might slow down during the summer months it’s as exciting as ever at Norfolk Place and we’ve got some great events and plans for the coming months. Here’s what’s going on: The finest food and wine We pride ourselves on serving the best  food made […]


July 1, 2010

Frontline Summer roundup: Intelligent debate and fine food & wine

The Frontline is a busy place. Though some might slow down during the summer months it’s as exciting as ever at Norfolk Place and we’ve got some great events and plans for the coming months. Here’s what’s going on: The finest food and wine We pride ourselves on serving the best  food made from the […]


June 30, 2010

Israel and Palestine: Personal stories from Combatants for Peace, part two

Download this episode View in iTunes On 28 July the Frontline Club asks: is the best route to peace in the Holy Land to put down guns and start talking? Four members of the Israeli-Palestinian activist group Combatants for Peace will be on hand to talk about how they plan to do just that. Tickets […]


June 28, 2010 7:00 PM

Tokyo Vice: Yakuza, murder and crime reporting in Japan

The Japan we know from films and TV is one of tradition, high technology and pop culture. But as with every nation, something more sinister lies beneath the bright lights of Sony and Nintendo. With an expert panel including Jake Adelstein author of Tokyo Vice, we’ll investigate the problem of organised crime in Japan and cast a light on the media’s reporting of it.


June 23, 2010

North Korea: Behind the Iron Curtain – watch the full debate here

View in iTunes As the world watches the North Korean football team’s plucky performances in South Africa, the glamour of the occasion masks an altogether different reality for the citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. So much about Kim Jong-Il’s communist state is unknown – but we brought together four experts on the […]


June 17, 2010

Food and wine tasting evening with Malcom Gluck, July 15

The Frontline is delighted to announce our latest food and wine tasting evening, in the club room on July 15 at 7.30 pm. You’ll be treated to a gourmet four course meal devised by our executive chef John Edwards – with wine matched to each course by leading wine expert Malcolm Gluck. Malcolm will be […]


June 17, 2010

Climate change: is the coalition up to the challenge of the next five years? Watch our debate in full

Download this episode View in iTunes Watch the full event here. As if the most stringent cuts in a generation, mounting debt, a precarious global economy and an uneasy political alliance wasn’t enough for the Lib-Con coalition to deal with, the government is also tasked with finding answers to the most pressing problem of all: […]