Third Party Event
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.
Canon launches first MPEG-2 Full HD (4:2:2) file-based camcorders. Join Canon team for drinks and demonstration.
The Frontline Club is proud to be hosting the Footprint Friends 2009 WOW (Wipe Out Waste) Awards at the Club on Tuesday November 3rd, 2009, from 9.30am – 2.00pm.
The Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, is delighted to be launching the 2010 Prize at the Frontline Club on 29th October. The launch will consist of discussion and drama, as well as marking the opening of submissions and announcement of judges for this year’s Book Prize, Journalism Prize and Blog Prize.
Private event: “Who killed Sander Thoenes of the Financial Times? – Murdering journalists with impunity in Southeast Asia”
This event is held to commemorate ‘Financial Times’ journalist Sander Thoenes, murdered in Timor-Leste (East Timor) on 21 September 1999 with senior representative, ‘The Financial Times’; Jon Swain of ‘The Sunday Times’, the journalist Irena Cristalis, and Anthony Mills (press & communications manager, International Press Institute). Moderator Rodney Pinder from International News Safety Institute.
Supporting the ‘Roddy Scott Foundation’, 3rd Annual event; dinner and forum discussion with, Tony Wood, Vlad Lozinski and David Loyn; Georgia and the Caucasus today plus Foundation report on the progress of the Pankisi Education Project.
Everyone welcome; book with Frontline or for more details call Stina on 07730 713 852 or 01423 780449.
Writer, activist and former British Diplomat, Caroline Jaine celebrates the spoken word of the men and women who risk and sometimes sadly lose their lives in a mission to draw attention to violent conflict. Like the British War Poets from the First World War, the work of a correspondent in a conflict zone is testimony […]
What is a ‘religion blind spot’? In the US, it is ambassadors to Muslim-majority countries not being required to have any training in Islam. It is Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State in the Clinton régime having a bureau full of economic experts, and only one expert in religion. In Britain, it is a secular PR […]
The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund, the Institute for War & Peace Reporting and Wiley Blackwell invite you to an evening to celebrate fearless and compelling journalism
From the very beginning of the Conflict in Georgia and South Ossetia in August this year the same events had virtually opposite coverage in the Russian and British media. The Russians accuse the West of waging a propaganda war against Russia, whilst many observers in the West argue that the Russian media has been brainwashing the Russian audience. The language of reporting and commentaries on both sides increasingly resembles that of the 1970s.
On the 7th of October 2006, Russian investigative journalist, Anna Politkovskaya, was killed in Moscow. Join us for a special evening honouring Anna on the second anniversary of her murder and the 2008 award ceremony of the RAW in WAR Anna Politkovskaya Award. The award is given every year to a woman human rights defender from a conflict zone in the world who, like Anna, stands up for the victims, often at great personal risk.
This year the award will be presented by Jon Snow and Natalia Estemirova to a courageous woman human rights defender from the war in Afghanistan.
Join family, friends and colleagues to raise a glass in Roddy’s memory. This is also your annual opportunity to hear more about the Charity work of The Roddy Scott Foundation (established in September 2007) and to meet Vladimir Lozinski, freelance editor and cameraman who has lived in Georgia for the last five years and is the man whose vision inspired the Pankisi Projects.
On 9 February 2005, BBC Africa Producer Kate Peyton was shot dead while on assignment in Mogadishu. Her family are hosting this event to launch a fund in her name.
Third Party Event – Dominic Lawson in conversation with Dr Michael Nazir-Ali: Neutrality or Truth? Reporting Islam post-7/7
Have the London bombings changed the way we should report Islam in Britain? Is it right to be ‘neutral as to religion’ – to quote a senior judge? Is moral equivalence about faiths realistic or justified? The world’s only Anglican bishop from a Shiah background discusses what it’s like to be in the post-7/7 media spotlight, in a culture that still thinks of itself as ‘secular’.
First major work by photographer Johnny Green sketches an abstract and dream-like canvas, saturated in love and confusion, alive in memory, looking for a future, seeking control. Through L.O.V.E.
Third Party Event: Orwell Prize Launch with Panel Debate on ‘Orwell, ID Cards, the Citizen and the State’
The Orwell Prize, the pre-eminent British prize for political writing, is celebrating the launch of the Orwell Prize 2008 with a discussion on ‘Orwell, ID Cards, the Citizen and the State’ with three eminent speakers.
The launch and invitation of entries will be accompanied by the unveiling of a new website, and the announcement of some exciting changes to the award.
The discussion promises to be entertaining and challenging – very much in the spirit Orwell intended.
Third Party Event: Reporting the UN in crisis: Archive film and discussion on the fairness and accuracy of media coverage.
Held in association with the Institute of War and Peace Reporting and as part of the We the Peoples film festival, the presentation and discussion will assess how effectively the UN has adapted to media demands and contributed to a wider and better understanding of its work.
A collaboration between the Media Diversity Institute, Artefacta and The First Roma Pavilion, November 16, 6.00pm-11.00pm. Free. Seating limited. For more information and to book please contact [email protected], telephone 078 0079 9905.
Getting the story is what reporting is all about. Sandy Gall has done just that for the past 40 years as a foreign correspondent. Getting the story first for Reuters and then ITN has taken him all
over the world, from Europe to Africa, the Middle East, Vietnam, China, the first Gulf War and Afghanistan.
On the 7th of October 2006, Russian investigative journalist, Anna Politkovskaya, was killed in Moscow. A special evening honouring Anna on the first anniversary of her murder and the launch of the RAW in WAR Anna Politkovskaya Award for women human rights defenders from war and conflict will be held at the Frontline Club. The award will be given every year to a woman human rights defender from a conflict zone in the world who, like Anna, stands up for the victims, often at a great personal risk.
Each year since Roddy’s death on September 26th 2002, his family and friends meet at the Frontline Club to raise a glass in his memory. This year you are invited to join them at this special event in the Forum as they launch a foundation in his memory.
Networking event for creatives, journalists, entrepreneurs and people with a passion for life
The ongoing violence in Chechnya and other parts of the North Caucasus remains by far the gravest human rights issue in Europe but rarely gets covered by the media.
A brief overview of the historical underpinnings of the conflict and resulting tragedy that overshadows stability and prosperity for two nations, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Can peace and prosperity be restored to this region?