Third Party Event
With Tunisia in turmoil over the banning of the Salafist group Ansar Al-Sharia, this BBC Arabic documentary reveals the extraordinary inner workings of a group of Jihadi Salafists closely associated with them in Bizerte, a city north of the Tunisian capital.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Zuhair Latif, the BBC Arabic reporter on The Battle for Bizerte. Moderated by BBC Arabic TV presenter, Makki Helal.
Hacks/Hackers is a global movement where hacks (journalists) and hackers (developers) meet for talks, demos, hackathons and socials. It started in San Francisco and New York in 2009 and there are now 30 meet-up groups across five continents. The goal of Hacks/Hackers is to create a “network of journalists and technologists who rethink the future of news and information”.
This event is organised by Granta and features award-winning author and journalist, Janine di Giovanni and ex-BBC Correspondent, ex-Amnesty International, journalist and author Frances Harrison.
With readings and conversation focused on the Syrian and Sri Lankan conflicts moderated by Granta deputy editor Ellah Allfrey, this event explores the ethics of venturing into war zones, the line between truth and fiction and how to tell the stories of war.
By Sally Ashley-Cound Wednesday 21st November saw the World Photography Organisation hold the first PhotoTALK event at the Frontline Club; a new series of talks which will take place around the world. Chaired by Stuart Smith of SMITH design, the panel for PhotoTALK with WPO: The Funding Game consisted of Canadian photographer Donald Weber who recently […]
This event is now fully booked but can be watched live here.
FULLY BOOKED THIRD PARTY EVENT Broken filter: Is our journalism up to the debate over energy and climate change?
Organised by the Greenpeace Energydesk
With the UK’s Energy bill on the verge of coming before parliament and world leaders preparing for the latest climate summit, this time in Doha; some are worrying about the ability of a struggling media to play an effective role in the debate on energy and the climate.
Chaired by editor of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger an expert panel will be exploring whether our journalism is up to the debate over energy and climate change.
THIRD PARTY EVENT ORGANISED BY GLOBAL WITNESS
On April 26th, Cambodian anti-logging activist Chut Wutty was killed by military police near one of the protected areas he was monitoring. The shooting was one of the most shocking episodes in the fierce battle to save the country’s forests from destruction by powerful, corrupt elites who have accumulated vast wealth from their plunder while the people remain devastatingly poor.
Moderated by BBC television and radio presenter Nikki Bedi, Paul Lewis (Guardian), Matthew Eltringham (BBC CoJo), Mark Evans (Sky News HD), Gavin Sheppard (Media Trust), Ravin Sampat (Blottr) will be debating the future of newsgathering and the changing media landscape in a live panel discussion, in partnership with Media Trust.
ORGANISED BY THE EMIRATES CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
The Emirates Centre for Human Rights cordially invites you to its inaugural conference exploring “Reform in the Face of Human Rights Abuse in the United Arab Emirates"
It’s one of the most corrupt countries in the world and widely criticised for its human rights record but this year Azerbaijan is hosting Eurovision – one of the most glitzy TV music competitions in the world.
From Cyrus to Ahmadinejad is a groundbreaking documentary about one of the most explosive conflicts in the world. For the first time on the record, an Israeli official, vice Prime Minister Moshe Yalon, implicitly, accepts the responsibility for the assassination of Iranian scientists, damaging Iranian nuclear centrifuges with a computer virus and destroying Iran’s military and nuclear facilities in the past few years.
There’s a long tradition in Afghanistan of families with no sons choosing to bring up one of their daughters as a boy. For the girls this means growing up dressed in boy’s clothes, answering to a boy’s name and being allowed the freedoms and privileges Afghan boys enjoy both within the family and outside.
Tahir Qadiry’s film looks at the issue from a number of different perspectives. He spends time with a girl currently growing up as a boy, talks to a young woman who’s still coming to terms with her experience being raised as a boy, seeks the opinion of a mullah and hears from a human rights activist.
How are the rules of reporting being rewritten by risk? What innovative methods are journalists using to report from some of the world’s most dangerous places?
Journalists working in areas of conflict reveal how they get information when traditional techniques are insufficient. The discussion will focus on the interaction between local hires and foreign journalists.
"Politics Versus the Personal: Totalitarianism Stamps out Love"
Presented by Borealis Theatre and the Estonian Embassy.
In conjunction with the UK theatre premiere of Purge by Sofi Oksanen at the Arcola Theatre, 22nd February – 24th March, Viv Groskop will lead a dynamic discussion about politics, love and oppression with three influential writers.
On 25 February, ENO stages the London premiere of The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams. A powerful and arresting opera from one of the world’s greatest living composers, directed by Warhorse’s Tom Morris. Based on the hijacking of the cruise liner Achille Lauro, and resulting in the death of Leon Klinghoffer, a Jewish-American passenger. The Death of Klinghoffer is a theatrical presentation of an event that dominated the world headlines and became a defining moment in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
This debate explores the complex role of the arts in illuminating contemporary events touching on the relevance of opera today and ENO’s role in bringing fresh, modern work to the London stage, and extending the boundaries of theatre.
BBC Persian’s ground-breaking documentary, The Ayatollah’s Seal, charts the Ayatollah’s reign and, through a number of interviews with relatives, biographers and politicians, builds a profile of Iran’s most powerful man.
ORGANISED BY BBC PERSIAN
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Ten years after 9/11 and a year before what are likely to prove deeply divisive Presidential elections, BBC Global News sent a combined team from BBC Persian and BBC Arabic TV on an epic road trip across the USA to find out what it is like to be a Muslim in America today. America’s complicated relationship with Islam is examined through the eyes of two reporters – Karen Zarindast who grew up in Iran and Samir Farah who grew up in Lebanon.
Overfishing and dying oceans are in the media spotlight as never before. Will it change anything?
‘End of the Line’, the film about overfishing, has been screened across the globe. Channel 4’s “Fish Fight’ series this year prompted a huge public response in the UK. London department store Selfridges’ “Project Ocean” event mixed scientists and royalty in discussing ocean issues. Celebrity chefs have taken up the cause, and stories about the dying oceans now seem to dominate environmental reporting by the media.
Will the increased spotlight on marine damage bring real change? Or is the ocean just the latest ‘fad’, as climate change issues fall out of favour with editors and politicians? Media, campaigning and policy experts will discuss the growing focus on ‘blue’ issues.
To mark the launch of this Autumn’s Unreported World series, Channel 4 invite you to join Siobhan Sinnerton, Commissioning Editor for News & Current Affairs for an exclusive talk. With reporters Evan Williams, Seyi Rhodes, Jenny Kleeman, Oliver Steeds, Peter Oborne and Ramita Navai as they reveal the highlights, challenges and dangers of their extraordinary jobs.
Murdoch on his knees, MP’s Expenses, Wikileaks, Phone Hacking and Tomlinson; Investigative journalism seems to be going through a purple patch. Is it really alive or is this a false dawn?
Join us to debate and launch the book Investigative Journalism: Dead or Alive? Edited by John Mair and Richard Keeble published by Abramis on September 20th. Author priced copies will be available on the night.
Al Venter’s unusual claim to fame is that, after covering conflicts on almost all continents for near-on five decades, he is still alive. That comes through rather forcefully in his last book, Barrel of a Gun, recently released in the US and Britain.
This is a rare and unprecedented opportunity to hear Venter speak; expect a searching and revealing evening that will cover blood diamonds, Al-Qaeda and the Islamic quest for nuclear weapons.
When state security forces opened fire on protestors in Andijan on May 13, 2005, killing hundreds, about 500 escaped and sought asylum outside of Uzbekistan. Fearing for the lives and well-being of their family members, for five years they did not speak out about the massacre. Now, some have broken the silence.
Based on more than thirty extended reporting trips by Scott Peterson to Iran, including the turbulent aftermath of the disputed June 2009 election, Let the Swords Encircle Me: Iran – A Journey Behind the Headlines is the definitive guide to this enigmatic nation, from the roots of its incendiary internal struggles to the rise and slide of Iran’s earthshaking 1979 Islamic Revolution.
SOLD OUT THIRD PARTY EVENT: RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in WAR) presents the 2010 Anna Politkovskaya Award
An Event Organised by RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in WAR).
(followed by a drinks reception)
This year on 6th October the fourth Anna Politkovskaya Award will be hosted by prominent UK journalist, Jon Snow of Channel 4 News and presented by Leila Alikarami (Iranian lawyer who received the 2009 RAW in WAR Anna Politkovskaya Award on behalf of the One Million Signatures Campaign in Iran) to a courageous woman human rights defender from the conflict in Darfur (Sudan).
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In Generation’s End: A Personal Memoir of American Power after 9/11, Scott Malcomson recalls his time as the New York Times’ op-ed editor during some of the most important events in modern American history. Malcomson, currently foreign editor of the New York Times Magazine, will be joined on stage at this exclusive event at the Frontline Club by New York Time London bureau chief, John F. Burns.
Is the conflict in Afghanistan becoming Britain’s Vietnam? Is the media reporting it properly or simply embedding the truth with the journalists? The Media Society is hosting a lively discussion chaired by Kevin Marsh of the BBC College of Journalism. With Brigadier Mark van der Lande OBE, head of Operational Communication, Ministry of Defence; Tim […]
Please join us in celebrating the official launch of the Cambodian Children’s Fund UK. The Cambodian Children’s Fund UK is dedicated to improving the lives of young people from Cambodia’s most destitute communities. With Scott Neeson, Michael Mansfield QC and Janet Templeman.
The Frontline Club plays host to a panel of experts engaged in Somalia on a day-to-day basis, to discuss why Somalia matters, the future of the country, the role of the international community and to consider the de facto realities from the armchair theories.
Part 1 Part 2 View in iTunes Julian Assange of Wikileaks is holding a press conference at noon today at the Frontline Club following the release yesterday of a document set called the Afghan War Diary, an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010, described by the Guardian […]
Seven years after the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, New Internationalist co-editor Hadani Ditmars with special guests Hassan Abdulrazzak, who wrote the play Baghdad Wedding, gay rights activist Ali Hili, and writer Haifa Zangana discuss Iraq’s future.