Talks

Wednesday 27th June, 2007

Insight with Mike Thomson: Conflict in Eastern Congo (DRC)

Mike Thomson from Radio 4’s Today programme describes the desperate situation and ongoing conflict in Eastern Congo despite the country’s first democratic elections and promises for peace after four decades of war.


Friday 22nd June, 2007

Media Talk: Lebanon on the brink of civil war

Fighting between the government troops and the radical Islamist groups in the north of Lebanon could lead the country into another bloody civil war.


Wednesday 20th June, 2007

Insight with Rajiv Chandrasekaran: Life in the bubble of the Green Zone of Baghdad

Winner of the BBC FOUR Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for 2007

The Washington Post’s former Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran talks about Baghdad’s Green Zone – a place so removed from the realities of Iraqi life that laws on protecting microchip designs take precedence over rebuilding this shattered country.


Tuesday 19th June, 2007

In the picture with Declan Walsh – Multimedia journalism and the ongoing unrest in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Declan Walsh speaks about the pitfalls and merits of multimedia journalism,
war in Afghanistan, and Pakistan’s ongoing civil unrest.


Friday 15th June, 2007

Media Talk: Is there a role for the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in today’s media?

The NUJ is celebrating its centenary this year and is more active than ever – from helping journalists in need to stirring controversy by boycotting Israeli goods – but what is its role in new media age?


Wednesday 13th June, 2007

Insight with Jeremy Bowen: Six days; forty years on; how many more decades of conflict?

The veteran BBC correspondent talks to Sheila MacVicar (CBS) about the war that reshaped the Middle East in just six days and how forty years on it is still defining the region.


Tuesday 12th June, 2007

Insight with George Galloway: From the UK as little sister to the US in Iraq to Big Brother

Founder of the Respect Party, George Galloway, has had a chequered career in Britain’s public life – from being expelled from the Labour Party to appearing in the Celebrity Big Brother House – but what has he achieved as a politician?


Wednesday 6th June, 2007

Insight with Boris Berezovsky: Putting one over Putin

Boris Berezovsky, the Russian dissident-businessman, discusses the plot to end Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s rule.


Thursday 31st May, 2007

Media Talk: The holy and unholy alliances surrounding Somalia

Whether Somalia is embroiled in a civil war or a proxy war will the bloodshed spill across the borders? And what are the forces that shape the conflict?


Wednesday 30th May, 2007

The man who was a boy soldier

Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier describes his journey from the hells of war in Sierra Leone to the halls of the UN


Thursday 24th May, 2007

In the picture with Peter Turnley: Moments of the Human Condition

Peter Turnley, internationally-renowned photojournalist and consummate observer of major world events for the last two decades, will present his images and discuss his connection to visually communicating many of the most important international geo-political and human themes of our times.


Tuesday 22nd May, 2007

Insight with Jonathan Kaplan: Witnessing and Working in War

Jonathan Kaplan, war surgeon, writer and photographer in conversation with
filmmaker James Brabazon, whose war reportage earned him the Rory Peck
Award in 2003.


Friday 18th May, 2007

Insight with David Satterfield: Demystifying US policy in Iraq

David Satterfield, senior adviser to Condoleezza Rice, talks about the war in Iraq and US foreign policy.


Wednesday 16th May, 2007

Insight with Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP: Is British Foreign Policy under Tony Blair Failing?

Former Conservative Defence and Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP talks about British foreign policy and the military under Tony Blair.


Friday 11th May, 2007

Insight with Andrew Cockburn: Rumsfeld – the Man Behind the US Military Disaster

Andrew Cockburn, writer and lecturer on defence and national affairs, tells how Donald Rumsfeld’s ruthless approach led the US into disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and why he was eventually removed from the position of Secretary of Defence.


Thursday 10th May, 2007

Insight with Sir Michael ‘Macho Jacko’ Jackson: War and Peace

The legendary army general talks to Mark Urban about the British army, the war in Iraq and his military past.


Thursday 3rd May, 2007

Media Talk marking World Press Freedom Day: Blogging – Self-exposure or Self-expression?

Political bloggers may share the media landscape with journalists but they don’t necessarily inhabit the same space – they live in an unregulated twilight zone where anything goes.


Wednesday 2nd May, 2007

Media Talk: Uncovering the Africa unreported by the western media

Leading African journalists and media gurus discuss big African stories the West does not often hear about.


Thursday 26th April, 2007

In the picture with Clancy Chassay – Is Hizbollah getting ready to take on Israel again?

Clancy Chassay (multimedia journalist) discusses his coverage of the war between Hizbollah and Israel, the events that led to the present political standoff and the build up to more conflict.


Wednesday 25th April, 2007

NEW: Media Talk: Are too many media workers dying to get the story?

Each day fears grow for the safety of the BBC’s Alan Johnston, kidnapped in Gaza more than five weeks ago. Frontline vigorously applauds efforts to release him and is concerned about the safety of local journalists, staff and freelances.


Thursday 19th April, 2007

Foreign Editors Roundtable: The Truth About Foreign News

Meet the UK’s leading newspaper foreign editors as they discuss breaking stories, the problems of reporting from war zones and the value of foreign news.


Tuesday 17th April, 2007

Frontline Confidential with Paola Monzini: Sold into Sex Slavery

Author of Sex Traffic: Prostitution, Crime and Exploitation, Paola Monzini talks to Margaret Renn about the sex trade and why it is so difficult to curtail.


Wednesday 11th April, 2007

Media Talk: Is Iran building a nuclear bomb?

Iran claims its nuclear programme is peaceful. But many countries, led by Israel and the US, fear the Islamic state is aiming for a nuclear bomb.


Tuesday 10th April, 2007

Insight with Tony Wood and Tom de Waal: Independence for Chechnya?

Tony Wood, Assistant Editor at the New Left Review, and Tom de Waal, IWPR Caucasus Editor, discuss whether independence from Russia is the best way forward for Chechnya.


Wednesday 4th April, 2007

Insight with Hamida Ghafour and Ahmed Rashid: Are the Taliban winning?

Hamida Ghafour, reporter and a daughter of Afghan refugees and Ahmed Rashid, author of a highly-acclaimed book on the Taliban discuss if the Taliban set to regain control or are they being slowly but steadily marginalised?


Tuesday 3rd April, 2007

Media Talk: Zimbabwe in Meltdown

With Zimbabwe spiralling out of control, can Mugabe be ousted, who can rebuild a shattered nation and why are Zimbabwe’s neighbours doing so little?


Wednesday 28th March, 2007

Insight with David Pratt: Inside the Intifada

Award-winning foreign correspondent and filmmaker, David Pratt, talks to Charles Glass about the origins of the Intifada, the key players in the Palestinian resistance and issues that continue to fuel the anger.


Tuesday 27th March, 2007

In the picture with Tim Hetherington: The fault lines of West Africa

Photographer Tim Hetherington will show work from his recent trip to Liberia and discuss the fault lines of west Africa with colleague James Brabazon.


Friday 23rd March, 2007

Insight with Patrick Symmes: Castro, his friends and the Revolution Generation

Journalist and author Patrick Symmes, who wrote Chasing Che, the book that was later made into the film The Motorcycle Diaries, talks to Rosalind Bain about Fidel and Raul Castro and the lives of the people who gave birth to the Cuban Revolution


Thursday 22nd March, 2007

Insight with Anthony Loyd: Life of a War Journalist, as it is

Award-winning war correspondent and writer Anthony Loyd talks to Allan Little about the thrilling and brutal reality of life as a war journalist, covering conflicts in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Iraq.