After many years of receiving a considerable amount of foreign aid, Haiti remains an impoverished and politically fragile state. AIDependence tells the story of the controversial relationship between the people of Haiti and international aid organisations, and exposes the negative side effects of the aid industry, including dependency, corruption, and the corrosion of solidarity and the economy. Using the example of Haiti, the country with the most NGOs per capita, Alice Smeets presents a well-informed analysis of how development projects can give rise to cycles of dependence rather than long-term solutions. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Alice Smeets.
By George Symonds From Somalia to Iraq, Haiti to Columbia and many places in between, filmmakers What Took You So Long? do not only make films – they explore, connect and collaborate with communities worldwide. Ahead of their distinguished Guerrilla Filmmaking Workshop at the Frontline Club, we caught up with the team for an exclusive Q&A: […]
On 12 January 2010 the deadliest earthquake ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere hit Haiti, claiming between 230,000 and 300,000 lives. We will be joined by a panel of experts from the humanitarian aid community and reporters who covered the earthquake and the subsequent reconstruction efforts, to examine why – after three years and $15.3 billion – the country is still in crisis.
frontlineclub on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free The international editor for ITV News, Bill Neely delivered a fascinating masterclass in television journalism last night at the Frontline Club. Part of a regular series of ‘Reflections’ events in association with the BBC College of Journalism, in which top journalists talk about their work and those who inspired […]
This report by Bill Neely showing the incredible rescue of Janette Samfour from the ruins of Port-au-Prince in January 2010 won the ITV News international editor a news coverage BAFTA in the same year. Referring to the "art of the news package" BBC political editor Nick Robinson recently described Bill Neely as one of […]
View in iTunes David Levene spoke at the Frontline Club on Friday to Roger Tooth, head of photography for the Guardian, about videoing and photographing the earthquake in Haiti. We were joined live from Port-au-Prince by Inigo Gilmore, who reported in the aftermath of the earthquake for Channel 4. If you missed the event you […]
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.
The earthquake in Haiti is thought to have killed more than 200 000 people and has seen some harrowing imaged published around the world in an attempt to show the true extent of the devastation. Were the images of death and suffering too shocking to be shown in the first place or were journalists merely […]
Though some reporters may be guilty of over-oversimplifying the crisis left in wake of the Haiti earthquake, journalists can still aid the country’s reconstruction by reporting the truth on the ground. That was the broad consensus from panelists at a lively First Wednedsday debate at the Frontline Club, who chewed over the complex business of […]