Frontline Club

September 12, 2012 7:00 PM

First Wednesday: Obama’s reckoning?

On 6 November 300 million Americans in 50 states will go to the polls to elect the next US President. As the race for the White House heats up join us with a panel of experts to map out the arguments being made by both camps.


September 10, 2012

Screening: Shorts at the Frontline Club

Shorts at the Frontline Club will showcase moving, striking and also funny stories in an evening filled with short documentaries from different parts of the world covering a wide range of topics.


September 10, 2012

Donate to Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC)

Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC) was founded by Sebastian Junger in reaction to the death of his friend and colleague Tim Hetherington, who lost his life covering combat in the Libyan city of Misrata a year and a half ago. RISC trains freelance journalists in battlefield medicine and in April they completed their first […]


September 10, 2012

Screening: The Suffering Grasses – Iara Lee

Director and activist Iara Lee’s new film The Suffering Grasses caused more than a stir at the Frontline Club on the 7th September. Returning to the very start of this protracted and continuing struggle – graffiti scrawled by children on a wall in Deraa – the 52 minute piece documented the conflict through the eyes […]


September 5, 2012

“Poetry on a deadline” – remembering Anthony Shadid

By Merryn Johnson A gathering at the Frontline Club was held in remembrance for Anthony Shadid, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, who died in February this year while crossing the border out of Syria. The room was filled with family, friends and colleagues, including his wife, Nada Bakri; Jonathan Rugman, foreign affairs correspondent at Channel 4 News […]


September 5, 2012

Vaughan Smith packing for Afghanistan

As Frontline Club founder and independent video journalist Vaughan Smith prepares to embed with the Grenadier Guards in Afghanistan he talks through what he will be taking with him and why.


September 4, 2012

Remembering Anthony Shadid

Anthony Shadid spent most of his professional career covering the Middle East, first for the The Associated Press; then The Boston Globe; then The Washington Post and finally The New York Times for which he was working when he died in February this year while crossing the border out of Syria. At this special event we will be joined by friends and colleagues of Anthony Shadid to remember the life and work of this most esteemed journalist.

Followed by a drinks reception.


August 31, 2012 7:00 PM

Insight with Lydia Cacho: Slavery Inc.

The international sex trade criss-crosses the globe using a sinister network, in a ground-breaking new work of investigative reporting internationally renowned Mexican journalist and campaigner Lydia Cacho follows the trail of the traffickers and their victims from Mexico to Turkey, Thailand to Iraq, Georgia to the UK.

Lydia Cacho will be joining us at the Frontline Club in conversation with executive director of Article 19, Dr Agnès Callamard to talk about her expansive investigation into this world and the work she does reporting on domestic violence, child prostitution, organised crime and political corruption, whilst teaching workshops on how to help victims of trafficking.


August 23, 2012 7:00 PM

THIRD PARTY EVENT Bahrain: The abandoned revolution

THIRD PARTY EVENT organised by Dr Ala’a Shehabi, Bahrain Watch.

On February 14 2011 just days after Mubarak fell in Egypt, the Bahraini people began a popular uprising that has been unabated. We will be asking why do we hear very little about events in Bahrain in the media? What strategies has the Bahraini regime adopted to win the media battle, as well as the daily battles on the street? We will also be presenting the findings of a research project on the PR companies employed by the regime.


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.


August 21, 2012

Kony: Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted

By Jonathan Couturier In the wake of the Kony 2012 campaign that went viral attracting more than 100 million viewers, for BBC Panorama, BAFTA-winning reporter Sorious Samura travelled to the frontline of the battle to bring Joseph Kony to justice. The result is an incisive and often shocking documentary that asks why, after more than two decades, has […]


August 20, 2012 8:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Screening – Kony: Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted 

Join us for a preview of BBC Panorama‘s Kony: Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted, followed by a Q&A with reporter Sorious Samura, Ron McCullagh of Insight News TV and producer Andrew Bell.

Somewhere in the vast, dense jungles of central Africa is hidden Joseph Kony, one of the world’s most wanted men. In the wake of the infamous “Kony 2012” internet campaign to bring him to justice this year, BAFTA-winning reporter Sorious Samura investigates the myths surrounding Kony and travels to the front line of the fight to bring one of Africa’s most bizarre and brutal leaders to justice.


August 20, 2012

Calling all Members: Nominate Winners for the Frontline Club Awards 2012

The Frontline Club Awards for excellence in journalism aim to recognise recognise journalistic integrity, courage and the independence of spirit. For the first time the Frontline Club Awards will be divided into four categories: Print | Broadcast | Photojournalism | Tribute.
Now is your opportunity to nominate the best journalism you have seen this year in each of these categories. Nominations should be sent to [email protected] by Friday 21st September 2012.


August 18, 2012

2 Day Workshop: Introduction to editing with Final Cut Pro X

FCP X works with new paradigms from tapeless workflows. The workshop will step you through this revolutionary new way of editing by taking you through an edit from start to finish.


September 27, 2012 6:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED THIRD PARTY EVENT: Who are the Tablighi Jamaat?

Organised by Lapido Media with photography by Jeremy Hunter. The ‘ante-chamber of terror’ as the French security service is said to have dubbed the Tablighi Jamaat, or an other-worldly group of Muslims dedicated to piety and preaching? A movement of separatist, supremacist misogynists bent on the Islamisation of Europe, or a misunderstood part of Britain’s […]


September 11, 2012 7:00 PM

Iraq: Escalating violence and sectarian division

What do the recent deadly attacks in Iraq tell us about the country today? It has been nearly ten years since the US-led invasion and nearly a year since the last foreign troops withdrew. But is there anything about the state of the country they left behind that can begin to explain this recent wave […]


September 4, 2012 7:00 PM

Remembering Anthony Shadid

Anthony Shadid spent most of his professional career covering the Middle East, first for the Associated Press; then The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and finally The New York Times – for which he was working when he died in February this year while crossing the border out of Syria. At this special event we […]


September 19, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Ryszard Kapuściński: Where does journalism end and literature begin?

Voted journalist of the century in his native Poland Ryszard Kapuściński is renowned across the globe for his coverage of the developing world during the final stages of European colonialism. Whilst covering revolutions and coups across Africa throughout the ’60s and ’70s he was known to carry two note books. One he would use to record […]


September 25, 2012 7:00 PM

Insight Tarun J. Tejpal: The Story of My Assassins

Named one of India’s most influential people by The Guardian, Businessweek and Asiaweek, Tarun J. Tejpal is an acclaimed journalist, publisher, novelist and founder of Tehelka, a news organisation that has become renowned globally for its aggressive public interest journalism. He will be joining us in conversation with Shahzeb Jillani, South Asia Editor at BBC […]


September 12, 2012 7:00 PM

First Wednesday

After the summer break First Wednesday will take place on the second Wednesday of the month. But, as always, we will be bringing together an informed panel to discuss the story of the moment in a public meeting hosted by Paddy O’Connell of BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House.


September 18, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Stumbling Over Truth: The inside story of the sexed-up dossier, Hutton and the BBC

It has been ten years since the publication of the “September Dossier”, part of an ongoing investigation by the government into weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The following year, on 29 May, the then BBC defence correspondent Andrew Gilligan reported on Radio 4’s Today programme that he had been told by an unnamed source […]


August 1, 2012 7:30 PM

Club Classics: Shooting Robert King

Opt for our £15 special offer for both the screening and a classic from our clubroom menu, 6pm onwards.

Made over 15 years by club founders Vaughan Smith and Richard Parry the film is an intimate journey with war photographer Robert King, following his ambition to win the Pullitzer Prize for photography in the most dangerous warzones of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.


July 24, 2012 7:00 PM

POSTPONED Jordan’s Secret Shame

ORGANISED BY BBC ARABIC

Followed by a Q&A with undercover reporter Hanan Khandagji

BBC Arabic investigation has uncovered cases where children had been seriously injured in Jordan’s private care homes for the mentally disabled. The film also uncovers allegations of sexual abuse at one private care home. Hanan Khandagji is the undercover reporter who produced BBC Arabic’s investigative documentary Jordan’s Secret Shame. The film explores care homes abuse of disable children in Jordan, which received massive media coverage as well as a reaction from the public and the Jordanian government alike. 


July 20, 2012

Leveson’s legacy

As the Leveson Inquiry winds into its final stage, a fractious panel of media commentators came to the Frontline Club to debate the likely and desirable outcomes. The audience were treated to a diversity of opinions on what Lord Justice Leveson’s investigation ought to achieve, but the panel almost reached a consensus on what Leveson […]


July 19, 2012 7:00 PM

What will Lord Justice Leveson conclude about the future of the British press?

As hearings come to a close and Lord Justice Leveson begins his report we will be holding a special event in association with Index on Censorship to discuss what we have learned and the key issues Leveson will be tackling in his report.


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 17, 2012 7:00 PM

Diaries of the Syrian revolution with Samar Yazbek

As killings continue and Syria’s future remains in the balance we will be joined by Syrian novelist and journalist Samar Yazbek who will be reflecting on her experience of the uprising and her hopes for her country.


July 12, 2012 7:00 PM

THIRD PARTY SCREENING: Why did Chut Wutty die? Logging and killings in Cambodia and beyond

THIRD PARTY EVENT ORGANISED BY GLOBAL WITNESS

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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.