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Wednesday 19 July, 2017 07:00 PM

Freelancer on the Frontlines Screening + Q&A Jesse Rosenfeld

Join us for the screening ‘Freelancer on the Frontlines’ which follows the life and work of journalist Jesse Rosenfeld, followed by a Q&A with Jesse himself.
Canadian freelance reporter Jesse Rosenfeld has made the Middle East the focus of his work, and to make a living he has to keep up with constantly moving news targets. Freelancer on the Front Lines follows his journey across the region, showing us thorny geopolitical realities shaped by the events transforming the Middle East and exploring how journalism practices have changed in the age of the internet.


February 19, 2016

Documentary Shorts: Methods and Inspiration

A panel of experienced filmmakers came together at the Frontline Club on Monday 15 February to give an insight into their creative processes when making short documentary films. The panel consisted of award-winning filmmakers Liam Saint-Pierre, Chloe White, Marc Silver, and Gemma Atkinson, with documentary programmer and DocHouse producer Jenny Horwell moderating the discussion. 


January 26, 2016

Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr and Camp Gitmo

By Ayman al-Juzi On Friday 22 January 2016, a panel joined a packed audience at the Frontline Club for a lively discussion following the London premiere screening of Michelle Shephard‘s Guantanamo’s Child. With unprecedented access to former fellow prisoners, family members and government officials, the documentary explores the political and ethical implications of the harrowing case of […]


March 14, 2013

Kenya’s past, present and future: Words of caution and grounds for optimism

By Holly Young The event on the 11 March at the Frontline Club was a panel debate analysing the previous week’s much anticipated election results in Kenya. The panel, chaired by Audrey Brown, producer and presenter on BBC Focus on Africa and Network Africa, examined the implications of Uhuru Kenyatta election as Kenya’s new President, […]


Tuesday 19 March 2013, 7:00PM

Preview Screening: Syria – Across the Lines

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Olly Lambert. As the Syrian conflict enters its third year, this documentary offers a shocking window on its increasingly sectarian nature. For five weeks, award winning documentary filmmaker Olly Lambert lived on both sides of this frontline: living with Alawite loyalists and government supporters on one side, as well as the FSA and Sunni refugees on the other.


August 31, 2012

Whoever said that journalism should be safe?

By Merryn Johnson Last night’s talk was a whistle stop tour through the history of the Frontline News Television agency, with its two surviving founding members, Vaughan Smith and Peter Jouvenal, in conversation with long-time cohort, BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson. From FNTV’s origins over a Christmas dinner amid the chaos of the Romanian revolution […]


February 26, 2012 4:00 PM

Exclusive Preview Screening: Mama Illegal

A film about the sacrifices made by three Moldovan women who leave their homes and families to find work that they hope will pave the way for a better future.


February 13, 2012 7:00 PM

Screenings from the Frontline with Al Jazeera: Tweets from Tahrir

A year ago Cairo’s “Twitterati” tweeted their revolution for 18 days in and around Tahrir Square. Tweets from Tahrir is a chance to hear in more than 140 characters what they thought then, and what they feel now about developments in their country.

Screenings from the Frontline with Al Jazeera is a new initiative to contextualize the news and working experiences of journalists and filmmakers reporting out of the political hotspots of our time.


January 30, 2012

Screening: Bhopali

Award-winning director Van Maximilian Carlson paints a chilling portrait of shattered lives and the gross negligence and class inequality that keeps the people of Bhopal from finding justice and safety.


January 29, 2012 4:00 PM

Sunday Screening: Bhopali

Award-winning director Van Maximilian Carlson paints a chilling portrait of shattered lives and the gross negligence and class inequality that keeps the people of Bhopal from finding justice and safety.


January 27, 2012

Screening: The Somnambulists

A film that includes 15 testimonies from British servicemen and women involved in the Iraq conflict that challenges public apathy towards war.


January 20, 2012 7:00 PM

UK Premiere Screening: Tears of an Afghan warlord

Tears of an Afghan Warlord is the product of an intimate 10 year journey into the life of Mamour Hasan and his desire to maintain peace in his region. After years of hardship and war it becomes increasingly difficult for him to convince others of his ideas, including his eldest son. The film portrays the desperate attempts of man to uphold democratic ideals where democracy has failed and the pressures and arguments Afghani’s have to join the Taliban.


January 13, 2012 7:00 PM

Screening: The Collaborator and His Family

A chronicle of family, assimilation and espionage that follows the El-Akels, a Palestinian family whose father, Ibrahim, has collaborated with the Israeli security services for 20 years.


January 12, 2012 6:30 PM

FULLY BOOKED Private View: Frontline News Television Exhibition 1989-2003

An exhibition of photographs chronicling Frontline News Television’s thrilling history is opening at the European Commission this January. Please join us to mark the opening of this small exhibition celebrating the courage, dedication and achievements of FNTV’s pioneering cameramen and women.


January 12, 2012

Private View: Frontline News Television Exhibition 1989-2003

An exhibition of photographs chronicling Frontline News Television’s thrilling history is opening at the European Commission this January. Please join us to mark the opening of this small exhibition celebrating the courage, dedication and achievements of FNTV’s pioneering cameramen and women.


November 4, 2011 7:00 PM

Screening – Africa Investigates

Africa Investigates launch event with award winning African journalists and investigators Sorious Samura and Anas Aremeyaw Anas together with Diarmuid Jeffreys of Al Jazeera and Ron McCullagh of Insight News TV.


October 19, 2011

Reporting conflict: competition, pressure and risks

View in iTunes Watch the event here.  By Helena Williams In a year where 100 journalists have been killed so far while trying to tell the story, and as the media’s coverage of events rocking the Middle East have been brought into sharp relief, it seems high time to examine the delicate relationship between ensuring the […]


October 10, 2011 7:00 PM

In the Picture – Kate Brooks: A decade on the front line

A youthful Kate Brooks moved to Pakistan after September 11th 2001 to document the conflicts that flared in the region and make a name for herself as a photojournalist. Her new book, In the Light of Darkness, records the major conflicts in the Arab world in the past decade, from the Tora Bora mountains in Afghanistan, to this year’s Arab Spring. The event will be moderated by freelance journalist Ramita Navai.


September 13, 2011

Multimedia storytelling – have we seen the future of journalism?

By Antje Bormann Could Multimedia Story-telling be the new journalism? Who are its clients and how can it work commercially? Brian Storm, founder and executive producer of multimedia production studio MediaStorm, came up with some assured answers during a most informative and positive presentation about journalism and its future at the Frontline Club. Storm touched upon some […]


June 14, 2011 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED In the Picture: Shooting Libya

Getting the best images possible means that photographers and video journalists in particular need to get hair-raisingly close to the action, often putting themselves in danger. Reuters photographer Andrew Winning and video journalist Inigo Gilmore will speak at the Frontline Club about shooting on Libya’s front line.


May 23, 2011

Frontline Television News Archive secures funding to go digital

The Heritage Lottery Fund has recently granted the Frontline Club its support to digitise the Frontline News Television archive. Read about the project and ways to get involved.


May 13, 2011

Frontline: reporting from the world’s deadliest places

A newly revised and updated edition of Frontline by David Loyn was published this week. The acclaimed book chronicles the work of the Frontline news agency, founded by journalists Rory Peck, Peter Jouvenal, Vaughan Smith and Nicholas Della Casa. First published in 2005, the latest edition features a foreword from BBC world affairs editor John […]


April 11, 2011

Whistle blowers: what people have been saying about the debate

  You can view the full event here.  Discussion about the Frontline Club/New Statesman debate on Saturday has continued in blogs and on Twitter, under #fcnsdebate. The New Statesman‘s two-part coverage of the event plus video of all the speakers, photo library and live blog is here. Video of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaking, not […]


March 22, 2011

Frontline partnered screenings at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The Frontline Club is proudly partnering with three screenings at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. The festival is running between March 23 – April 1 and there are many important, and excellent, films featured. We highly recommend seeing the three we’re partnering with (details below). Also if you missed them at the club please […]


Friday 16th April, 2010

In the Picture: Haiti Earthquake with David Levene

The photographers behind the pictures taken in the aftermath of January’s earthquake in Haiti flocked to scenes of razed buildings and distraught victims. David Levene and Inigo Gilmore were among them. These accomplished Guardian journalists will be in conversation with the Guardian’s head of photography, Roger Tooth, about what the real images of the damage wrought by the Haiti earthquake are like, what is being censored out in the media and the role that photographers play in such tragedies.


September 11, 2009

Access Denied: Twitter, Iran and embedding journalists in online culture

You can now watch the event here.  The Iranian Election was the moment when Twitter “exploded into our consciousness as a really powerful newsgathering tool” Adrian Wells told the Frontline Club earlier this week. Sky’s Foreign Editor was discussing how media organisations cover ‘news black holes’ with Richard Sambrook, Head of Global News at the […]


August 3, 2009

Discussing ‘The Ministry of Defeat’ at the Frontline Club

Last week, Defence of the Realm blogger Richard North dropped by struggled down from Bradford to London to discuss his book on Britain’s deployment in Iraq. Focussing on one of his specialities – procurement and provision of equipment for British troops – North painted a bleak picture of the Ministry of Defence and media coverage […]


April 21, 2009

Photographing the G20: A tough day at the office

The furore over police attitudes to protesters and police during the G20 protests in London at the start of this month rages on, with clear sides beginning to emerge in the debate. If the police had hoped the focus on their tactics would abate as the dust settled on the protests, the death of Ian […]


April 20, 2009

Photographing the G20: A tough day at the office

The furore over police attitudes to protesters and police during the G20 protests in London at the start of this month rages on, with clear sides beginning to emerge in the debate. If the police had hoped the focus on their tactics would abate as the dust settled on the protests, the death of Ian […]


March 21, 2009

Talk of the town: The UK’s unwanted immigrants

A sobering and substantial piece of work by London-based photographer Abbie Trayler-Smith seems to have made an instant impression in the city this week. An exhibition of her stark images of rejected asylum seekers still living in the UK has opened in the capital’s Host Gallery, winning both publicity and acclaim for the photographer. Among […]