Egypt

Monday 12 August 2013, 7:00 PM

Egypt Crisis: Yosri Fouda in conversation with Jeremy Bowen

As political instability continues in Egypt, renowned Arab journalist Yosri Fouda will be joining the BBC’s Middle East Editor, Jeremy Bowen in conversation, to give some insight into how this situation will develop.


July 16, 2013

Egypt’s New Roadmap

By Dan Tookey Following Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s removal from power by the Egyptian military on the 3 July, the Frontline Club hosted a debate, ten days later, exploring what has happened and asking what these events mean for Egypt’s future.


Thursday 11 July 2013, 7:00 PM

Egypt’s New Roadmap

A year after his victory in Egypt’s historic first free election Mohamed Morsi has been ousted. Since his removal from power by the military on 3 July tensions have soared on the streets of Egypt. With events developing at great speed we will be taking stock of what has happened and asking what this means for Egypt’s future.


June 27, 2013

With Iran’s new president, cautious optimism

By Jim Treadway The election of cleric Hassan Rouhani to Iran’s presidency last week has Iranians and the world turning their heads to wonder: is the Islamic Republic changing direction? Will Rouhani’s promised pragmatism and reform replace the hardline conservatism of incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? An expert panel convened at the Frontline Club  on 26 June, […]


Tuesday 28 May 2013, 7:00 PM

Writing Revolution: The voices from Tunis to Damascus

From Cairo to Damascus, Tunisia to Bahrain, Writing Revolution brings together some of the best new writing born out of the profound changes shaking the region. We will be joined by the editors and two of the contributors to talk about their work and how it has been shaped and influenced by the historic events unfolding around them.


Monday 22 April 2013, 7:00 PM

BBC Arabic Screening: Egypt’s Stolen Billions

Organised by BBC Arabic
Egypt’s Stolen Billions is a BBC Arabic investigative documentary that exposes the incompetence of the British Government in identifying Mubarak’s assets hidden in the UK. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with: reporter Reda Al Mawy; director and producer, Daniel TetlowRobert Palmer, specialist on Banks and Corruption from Global Witness; Dr Mohamed Abdel Ghani, from United Egyptians and Jeremy Carver, from Transparency International. The debate will be moderated by BBC Arabic’s presenter, Sam Farah.


Tuesday 16 April 2013, 7:00 PM

Insight with Shereen El Feki: Sex and the Citadel

Shereen El Feki has spent the past five years travelling across the Arab region asking people about sex. Blending interviews, statistics, opinion polls, journalism and personal reminiscence, in her new book Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World, she explores this intimate and often highly sensitive facet of life in a changing Arab world. She will be joining us in conversation with columnist and broadcaster, Jenni Russell.


March 1, 2013

Al Sweady inquiry, Kenyan elections, and Lagarde in Dublin – the world keeps turning without a Pope

By Jasper Wenban-Smith, international editor of ForesightNews. A round up of world news in the week ahead from journalist resource ForesightNews. Monday 4 March Monday will see the long-awaited opening of the Al Sweady inquiry, examining the circumstances surrounding a 2002 incident in Maysan province, Iraq, involving British security forces. Following a firefight on 14 […]


February 8, 2013

Talks between Tehran and Moscow, Obama’s State of the Union, and elections in Ecuador make for another busy international week

By Jasper Wenban-Smith, international editor of ForesightNews. A round up of world news in the week ahead from journalist resource ForesightNews. Monday 11 February Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is due in Moscow for two days of talks with Russian counterparts, likely to include civil nuclear cooperation as well as the upcoming talks on […]


February 7, 2013

Transforming Egyptian Journalism

By Richard Nield The key to the development of the media in Egypt is not the transformation of journalists but the transformation of institutions, argues Naomi Sakr in her new book, Transformations in Egyptian Journalism. “I wanted to demonstrate that journalism as such may be the least of the problems in the Egyptian media,” said […]


Wednesday 27 February 2013, 7:00 PM

On the media: Unprepared, inexperienced and in a war zone

As more and more freelance journalists choose to cut their teeth in the field rather than in local newsrooms, we will be joined by a panel of journalists and editors to discuss what precautions need to be taken to keep them safe. Should they be deterred from heading straight to conflict zones, or should the training, insurance and guidance be more freely available?


Tuesday 5 February 2013, 7:00 PM

Transformations in Egyptian Journalism since the January 25 Revolution

This event is organised by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Followed by a drinks reception.
In this launch event for her new book, Naomi Sakr looks at recent transformations in Egyptian journalism, exploring diverse approaches to converged media and the place of participatory cross-media networks in expanding and developing the country’s body of professional journalists.


Monday 11 February 2013, 7:00 PM

Preview Screening: Complicit + Q&A

Confronting the key moral dilemma of our time, Complicit explores the moral compromises surrounding the use of torture in fighting the ‘War on Terror’. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Niall MacCormick, writer Guy Hibbert and producers Kevin Toolis and Jolyon Symonds moderated by Allan Little


December 7, 2012

A busy week ahead for international news – featuring North Korea, Syria, Iran, Russia, Venezuela and Egypt

A round up of world news in the week ahead from journalist resource ForesightNews. By Jasper Wenban-Smith, international editor of ForesightNews. Monday 10 December A bombastic week of international news kicks off Monday with the opening of the window for North Korea’s latest satellite launch attempt. The launch will have important implications, both domestic and international. […]


November 15, 2012

Insight with Jeremy Bowen: The Arab uprisings

By Anna Reitman Coming straight from a day of reporting on the latest unrest between Israel and Gaza, the BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen was at the Frontline Club on 14 November to discuss the historic events that have reshaped the Middle East. He reflected on their political context, history and the evolving landscape as documented in […]


August 21, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED The next chapter in a century-long conflict?

With a new coalition formed and then subsequently split in Israel , a prospective reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah and a new leader in Egypt it could be said the century-long Israeli–Palestinian conflict is entering a new chapter.

Across the world, the one-state solution is now openly discussed as a possible outcome. We will be bringing together an expert panel to explain the implications of these political shifts.


August 21, 2012 7:00 PM

The next chapter in a century-long conflict?

With a new coalition formed in Israel, a prospective reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah and a new leader in Egypt it could be said the century-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict is entering a new chapter.

Across the world, the one-state solution is now openly discussed as a possible outcome. We will be bringing together an expert panel to explain the implications of these political shifts.


July 19, 2012

In conversation with Yosri Fouda – Egypt after Mubarak

Report by Nigel Wilson “These are tear gas canisters made in the USA and this in my opinion epitomises the whole story in the Middle East in the last few decades.” Renowned broadcaster Yosri Fouda began the evening recounting a pivotal moment in the Egyptian revolution. On the 1st of the 18 days of protests […]


July 18, 2012

#FCBBCA: In conversation with Yosri Fouda – Egypt after Mubarak

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Renowned Arab journalist Yosri Fouda will be discussing the events that led him to this conclusion in the wake of President Hosni Mubarak’s downfall and discussing how the Egyptian people have responded to the life sentence handed down to Mubarak for complicity in the deaths of protesters and their expectations following the presidential elections.


July 18, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED #FCBBCA: In conversation with Yosri Fouda – Egypt after Mubarak

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Renowned Arab journalist Yosri Fouda will be joining us in conversation with senior BBC presenter and special correspondent Lyse Doucet for this special event, post elections we will be asking what lies ahead for the people of Egypt and its new leader.


July 12, 2012

Radical: Democracy, Not Islamism

Report by Jim Treadway "We were attacked by hammers, by screwdrivers, by knives, by clubs with nails," Maajid Nawaz said of the attacks he faced as the teenage son of Pakistani immigrants in Essex, South London, in the early 1990s. "These were men in their 20s, with shaved heads…it was a sport for them.  They […]


July 5, 2012

The challenges ahead for Egypt’s first democratically elected president

Report by Jonathan Couturier Mohammed Mursi has become Egypt’s first democratically elected president – but while he may have been chosen as the people’s representative, the country still has to contend with the powerful Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), who may thwart any attempt at change. The panel was divided over Mursi’s ability […]


July 1, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 2 to 8 July

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 2 to Sunday, 8 July from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt Following the Syria Action Group conference in Geneva on Saturday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and head of UN peacekeeping Herve Ladsous are due to address the UN Security Council in Geneva on Monday, where […]


May 25, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 28 May – 3 June

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 28 May to Sunday 3 June from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt Foreign Secretary William Hague visits Moscow on Monday for talks with Sergey Lavrov. The meeting, which always has the potential to be a bit awkward when it comes to Syria and bilateral issues, will […]


May 18, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 21 – 27 May

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 21 to Sunday, 27 May from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt The World Health Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review both open in Geneva on Monday. The WHA, which runs until 26 May, is due to agree on a Draft Global Vaccine […]


May 15, 2012

Is it time for a global conversation on free speech?

By Helena Williams Social media. Free speech. Democracy. These were the buzzwords of 2011, where international movements like the Arab Spring were said to have been fuelled by the power to communicate with one another without hindrance.  The year of unrest has put the spotlight on the role of the internet and social media in challenging […]


March 29, 2012 7:00 PM

CANCELLED Screening: Zero Silence

Before any political revolution was in sight in the middle east, filmmakers Javeria Rizvi Kabani, Jonny von Walstrom and Alexandra Sandels visited Egypt, Tunisia, and Lebannon to witness the network revolutions already taking place. Following young activists, journalists, and bloggers we learn that silence is no longer an option among those with access to the new digital tools and networks created in the last few years.


March 6, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED In conversation with Marwan Bishara: The promise and peril of the Arab revolution

Marwan Bishara Al Jazeera English’s senior political analyst and editor will be joining senior BBC presenter and special correspondent Lyse Doucet to discuss the roots of the uprisings across the Arab world, how they have evolved from country to country, the shifts they have created in the region and asking what lies ahead as people continue to battle for freedom and justice?


February 27, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 27 February – 4 March

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 27 February to Sunday, 4 March from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt This week’s roundup includes no fewer than eight elections at all levels of government, beginning with a leadership ballot for Australia’s Labor Party on Monday. Prime Minister Julia Gillard called the snap ballot on […]


February 14, 2012

Frontline screening: Tweets from Tahrir

    By: Will Turvill The Frontline Club last night hosted an exclusive screening of an Al Jazeera documentary Tweets from Tahrir. The film, set to be broadcast on the network for the first time on Thursday, portrays the uprising in Egypt from the perspective of five Twitter users active in the Tahrir Square protests. […]