Frontline Club

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.


July 11, 2012 7:00 PM

Insight with Maajid Nawaz: My Journey from Islamist Extremism to a Democratic Awakening

Having journeyed into and out of Islamic extremism Maajid Nawaz remains a Muslim but is a leading critic of his former Islamist ideological dogma. He will be joining us to discuss this journey and the work he now does educating young people about democracy, undoing everything he had once been prepared to die for.


July 9, 2012

In conversation with Hamid Dabashi: The Arab Spring – The End of Postcolonialism

Renowned author and academic Hamid Dabashi will be joining us to share his reflections on the Arab Spring that challenge current thinking about ‘the Middle East’ and propose a re-imagining the moral map of the region.


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 5, 2012

WikiLeaks press conference on release of the Syria Files

WikiLeaks press conference at the Frontline Club on Thursday 5 July, 2012.  "Thursday 5 July 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria Files – more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012. This extraordinary data set derives from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, […]


July 4, 2012

First Wednesday

Join us with Paddy O’Connell of BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House and a panel of experts, commentators and journalists to discuss the top story of the moment. This monthly event gives you the opportunity to hear from and question those with an informed knowledge of the issue.

The subject of debate will be announced on Monday, 25 June.


July 3, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED First Wednesday: What does the result of Egypt’s Presidential election mean for the country and the region?

Join us with a panel of experts to examine the challenges Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Mursi will face at home and abroad and whether he will keep to his promise of being a leader for all Egyptians.


July 3, 2012

Mexico’s drugs war and the challenges facing its new President

Since Mexican President Felipe Calderon initiated a large scale crackdown on drug cartels in 2006 funded by millions of dollars in US military aid, the death toll in the country is believed to have reached 50,000 or more. Join us to discuss the different forces at play in this long and bloody war and if the efforts of the US and Mexican governments to break up and destroy the drug cartels can succeed.


June 28, 2012

June Club Quiz

Join us this June at the club with Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith for our monthly quiz that has been given the impressive title of being one of ‘the hardest quizes in London.’


June 27, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Reflections with John Pilger

In association with BBC College of Journalism

Renowned investigative journalist, author and documentary film-maker John Pilger will be joining us in conversation with broadcaster, journalist and writer Charles Glass to look back on half a century of reporting from around the world.


June 26, 2012

FULLY BOOKED Cyber snooping: A threat to freedom or a necessary safeguard?

This event will take place at the Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2 1JG.

How much freedom should the police and intelligence agencies be given to monitor cyber activity? Is cyber surveillance a threat to the public’s civil liberties or necessary to keep them safe? Join us to discuss whether a balance can be struck?


June 26, 2012 7:00 PM

Cyber snooping: A threat to freedom or a necessary safeguard?

External event held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Abermarle St, London W1S 4BS.

How much freedom should the police and intelligence agencies be given to monitor cyber activity? Is cyber surveillance a threat to the public’s civil liberties or necessary to keep them safe? Join us to discuss whether a balance can be struck?


June 22, 2012

Who can prevent an Afghan civil war?

Posted by Nigel Wilson In a week that’s seen three “green on blue” attacks in Afghanistan, a divided panel came together to unpick the finer details of the country’s impending challenges. With foreign troops preparing to leave in 2014, the spectre looming over Afghanistan is a return to civil war. The expert panel debated whether […]


June 21, 2012 7:00 PM

Can the Afghan National Army prevent civil war?

Chatham House rule applies to this event.

In 2014 America’s longest war will be over but what will become of the Afghan people? Join us as we ask whether the Afghan National Army can to keep the country from civil war or whether it is destined to see a similar scenario to what followed the Soviet withdrawal in 1989.


June 12, 2012 7:00 PM

Four Horsemen – The Debate

Revealing the fundamental flaws in the economic system, new documentary Four Horsemen argues that although change has never been more urgently needed the conditions for it have never been more favourable. Join us with the film’s director Ross Ashcroft, co-author of the accompanying book Four Horsemen: The Survival Manual, Mark Braund, contributors and others to map out the argument for change.


June 8, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Insight with Nick Fraser – Why Documentaries Matter

Editor of BBC Storyville Nick Fraser will be discussing the evolution of documentary, its defining nature and the future for this form of storytelling.


June 7, 2012 7:30 PM

PUNCHLINES COMEDY CLUB: EDINBURGH PREVIEWS

This month the Frontline Club’s PUNCHLINES COMEDY CLUB is pleased to welcome Edinburgh preview shows from two of the UK’s leading female stand-ups: Perrier-award nominated SARAH KENDALL and British Comedy Award-nominee SHAPPI KHORSANDI


June 7, 2012

Fifteen months and 15,000 dead: Syria’s tipping point?

By Merryn Johnson In a bloody coincidence with Frontline’s First Wednesday talk about the divisive issue of international intervention in Syria, yet another massacre of women, children, civilians has been charged at the Assad regime. Less than a fortnight after the Houla massacre in the Homs province of Syria, in which 108 people were killed, opposition […]


June 6, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED First Wednesday: Syria – Is this the tipping point?

Again Syria hits our front pages but will the massacre of more than 100 men, women and children in Houla be the final straw for the international community?

What are the options on the table for the international community, the Assad regime and the opposition forces? Join us as we ask whether the deepening crisis in Syria is reaching a tipping point.


June 1, 2012

India Rising?

By Nigel Wilson A lively audience gathered at the Frontline Club as a distinguished panel grappled with the factors driving change in India. Leaving the country’s recent growth wobble aside, the panellists unravelled the economic revolution that has thrust India to the front of the global stage. The discussion began on a positive note as […]


May 31, 2012 7:00 PM

India Rising: An entrepreneurial revolution?

Join us to discuss the rise of India and what the future might hold for he world’s largest democracy with a population of over 1.21 billion people.


May 30, 2012

Volunteer over summer for the Frontline News Television Archive

This summer the Frontline Club Charitable Trust in Paddington is offering part-time volunteer positions on its archive digitisation project to a small number of bright individuals. If you’re interested in journalism, war or the history of the late 20th century then this is the job for you.


May 28, 2012 7:00 PM

Screening: Future Shorts – Spring Season

For the first time the Frontline Club will host Future Shorts, the world’s biggest pop-up film festival. Showing a selection of the best classic, cult and award-winning short films from around the world.


May 27, 2012 10:00 AM

‘Storytelling for the Edit’ – Sunday Workshop

This course is the second day of our new 2 day editing workshop. Both days focus on different aspects of the editing process. Each day is self contained, but there is a discount for those who choose to attend both. Own laptops and software/media are optional – we do not provide hardware or software in these workshops. […]


May 26, 2012

Introduction to editing with Final Cut Pro X – Saturday workshop

This course is the first day of our new 2 day editing workshop. Both days focus on different aspects of the editing process. 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.