Correspondent Seyi Rhodes and Director Kate Hardie-Buckley report from the set of the hit South Korean TV show that’s made defectors from North Korea into TV stars. More than 400 defectors have been interviewed on the show, and their stories chart the very latest about life under Kim Jong-un. For many South Koreans, it’s become a key source of information about their northern neighbour.
For the first time, cameras go inside a police station run by and for women, revealing a unique perspective on what’s really going on in Indian society. This surprising documentary follows Parmila and her special team of scooter-mounted female officers who are focused on preventing the harassment of women.
“The fact that we can even make these films is representative of the change in this country,” said Lamin Oo, speaking to a full Frontline Club from Burma. Oo is one of his nation’s predominant emerging filmmakers and of the many talents being showcased at the Frontline Club’s ‘A Country in Motion: Films From Burma’ […]
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Ann Shin.
As the leadership in North Korea changes and Kim Jong-un takes the helm, a man who goes by the name of ‘Dragon’ smuggles North Korean defectors across borders. His latest trip with two women, Sook-Ja and Yong-hee, takes an unexpected turn when they are left stranded in China. This is only the beginning of an extraordinary 5,000 km journey. Their story reflects the reality of tens of thousands of North Koreans currently in hiding in China.
Photographer and writer Nic Dunlop will present images from his book, Brave New Burma, and speak about the changes he has witnessed in the two decades he has spent covering the transformations taking place in Myanmar.
The former Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir, is seen by many as South Asia’s Palestinian counterpart. Bordered by Pakistan, India, China and Afghanistan, each country has laid claim to the territory that lies in the foothills of the Himalayas. It has been caught between continuous contestation of borders and autonomy since the partition of British India.
Join us at the Frontline Club with an expert panel to discuss where Kashmir stands in its fight for freedom and the options that lay before it.
Peter Lloyd, the foreign correspondent arrested in Singapore in July on drugs charges, has been sentenced to ten months in Prison. The New Delhi-based correspondent received eight months in prison for possession and consumption of methamphetamine and an additional two months for “possessing drug paraphernalia stained with ketamine”, Lloyd’s reaction to the sentence could not […]
Gunnar Bergstrom reported from Khmer Rouge run Cambodia as a young reporter in 1978. He spent fourteen days in Democratic Kampuchea and filed glowing reports. Seven months after he returned to Sweden he retracted what had originally reported. This week, some thirty years later, he’s back in Cambodia to tell the Cambodians he was conned, […]
Nay Phone Latt, the 28 year old Burmese blogger who blogged from the capital Rangoon during the bloody Saffron revolution in September 2007, was jailed for 20 years and 6 months on Monday. According to the blogger’s mother Aye Than he was “convicted of contravening Public Offense Act 505 B by posting a cartoon depicting […]
[video:youtube:goSQuxkfKwU] Mellissa Fung, a 35 year old journalist with CBC, who was kidnapped in Kabul four weeks ago was released today. She says she was kept in a cave for the first three weeks, “They kept me blindfolded, but not the whole time,” she said. “They chained me. . . . Just my hands and […]
Chris Wattie, National Post senior national reporter and author of Contact Charlie: The Canadian Army, The Taliban and the Battle that Saved Afghanistan, talks about time in Kandahar with Canadian soldiers, In an enlightening interview, Wattie describes his experience in combat with Canadian soldiers, and tells the stories that most Canadians haven’t heard. He discusses […]
Soumya Vishwanathan, a TV journalist with the Delhi-based Headlines Today, died after being shot in the head in her car after returning from a late night shift last night, Police said they got a call from an autorickshaw driver about the incident at 3:41 am. â€œHer Maruti Zen had hit the divider of the road. […]
Jaime FlorCruz, CNN Beijing bureau chief, talks about life of a foreign correspondent in China in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The 57 year old FlorCruz has been based in China for the past seven years, â€œIt took time and effort to overcome professional and nationality-related barriers, to stare down political biases and racial stereotypes â€¦ […]
Protesters in Japan presented the Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo a 100,000 signature petition protesting the murder of video journalist Kenji Nagai in the Burmese capital Rangoon one year ago. The group also asked for the return of his camera equipment, The group led by Kota Kinoshita, who was a close friend of Nagai, had collected […]
Burmese journalist Win Tin was released from prison today after 19 years behind bars. The 78 year old, who is Burma’s longest serving political prisoner, vowed to continue to protest against the ruling junta, The 78-year-old Win Tin said he would continue to wear his light blue prison uniform as a show of protest against […]
Two FBI agents arrived in Cambodia this week to help investigate the killing in July of local journalist Khim Sambo and his son. Khim was gunned down in the streets of the Cambodia capital in July. The Cambodian Ministry of the Interior reportely invited the duo to contribute in a “purely supportive” role, Chan Soveth, […]
Friend of Frontline, Brian Conley has been arrested in Beijing. Brian is the brains behind the Alive in Baghdad blog and has helped us promote the Frontline Club live video channel. In an email his wife Eowyn tells us Brian was among 6 people recently arrested in Beijing, China while traveling to cover pro-Tibet demonstrations, […]
Two bombs exploded in the the southern Thai town of Sungai Kolok today. Charlee Boonsawat, a reporter on the Thai Rath newspaper, was among the dead. The first bomb, which caused minimal damage, is believed to have been planted on a motorcycle. The second bomb exploded as onlookers, police and journalists attended the scene of […]
Ruth Ann Burns became the youngest accredited Vietnam war correspondent when she stepped off a plane to get her papers stamped in Saigon aged just 20 years old. Her husband Carl Burns was an Army helicopter pilot. The two of them chronicle their war stories, together with submissions from other soldiers, in a book of […]
Peter Lloyd, the ABC journalist arrested in Singapore last month, could face 10 months in prison for possession of drugs. A Singaporean man who said he bought drugs from Lloyd has already been jailed for 10 months. The New Delhi-based foreign correspondent still faces a number of related charges, Lloyd, 41, also faces charges of […]
Peter Lloyd, the New Delhi based South Asia correspondent for ABC News, was arrested for selling the drug “Ice” in Singapore at the weekend. He is expected to be charged today and could face up to twenty years in prison. The Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith said, “Let me make this general point to […]
Magnum snapper John Vink writes about going home to Phnom Penh to discover Khem Sambo, a local journalist, and his son were gunned down in the street, Today the cremation ceremony took place at the Toul Tompoung pagoda. Sambo is the 12th journalist killed in Cambodia since 1993. link Radio Australia has more on the […]
This week in Pakistan, the Federal Information Minister Sherry Rehman announced the launch of the Journalist Victimsâ€™ Fund to help journalists working on the frontline, â€œCameramen and photo journalists on frontline, in particular, those who work in conflict zones have to suffer. Their instruments are insured but their organisations donâ€™t get insurance policy for them,â€ […]
The Associated Press Managing Editors Association have honoured the journalists who covered the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Burma with its deadline reporting award, “Neither the danger nor the difficulty stopped [Aye Aye Win, the AP’s correspondent in Yangon] or her colleagues from telling the world what happened,” the judges said. “By phone and in […]
nargis77_g, originally uploaded by TZA. When Cyclone Nargis hit Burma on May 2 the BBC managed to get a succession of journalists into the country despite a ban on the broadcasting corporation from entering the country. The BBC World Service talk to the journalists who made it into the country and asks them how they […]
Dr Chris van Tulleken, from the aid agency Merlin and a Frontline Club member, reports from Burma on the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. Chris is the first aid worker allowed free access to film wherever he wanted in the Irrawaddy Delta since the cyclone wrecked this region, Finally we were on our way. I looked […]
The International Herald Tribune reports on the increasing threats to the journalists working in Sri Lanka. At least 100 reporters have been attacked, 25 journalists have fled the country and several others have gone underground, said [Sunanda] Deshapriya of the Free Media Movement… Iqbal Athas, a high-profile defense columnist for the Sunday Times who is […]
In Jakarta, Indonesia the government is trying to encourage the national press to put the focus on peace journalism and not war journalism, “It would be better for the national press not merely to develop war journalism such as communal violence or clashes,” Henry Subiakto, assistant for mass media to the information and communications minister, […]
[video:brightcove:1579853638] Discussion about Burma from the Frontline Club this week. The questions on the table, What is the situation in the worst affected areas and how much aid is actually getting through? And what is the relationship between the military junta and the international community? link Taking part are; Ashley South, he visited the country […]
Digital Journalist publishes pictures and words from contributing photographer James Whitlow Delano. He was in Burma working on another assignment when Cyclone Nargis hit. For ten days he was able to travel the Irrawaddy River Delta and photograph what he found, Few western journalists managed to get in to the country, and those who did […]