investigative journalism

October 22, 2013

Remembering Alexander Cockburn: His Past and Our Future

By Antonia Roupell On Wednesday 16 October animated anecdotes, socio-political retrospectives and media insights dominated the discussion about the fascinating life of talented journalist Alexander Cockburn. Chaired by journalist and broadcaster Charles Glass, the event at the Frontline Club hosted Cockburn’s brother and Middle East correspondent since 1979, Patrick Cockburn, as well as Ellin Stein, author of the […]

Friday 6 September 2013, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Investigative Journalism with Iain Overton

Join us for this one-day workshop that will introduce you to life as an investigative journalist.

Tuesday 14 May 2013, 7:00 PM

Russia’s surveillance state

The surveillance culture in Russia is well documented. In the digital age as we see more protests on the streets of Moscow and elsewhere the FSB (the successor to the KGB) are developing new surveillance technologies. We will be joined by those involved in a new project called Russia’s Surveillance State and other experts to discuss the surveillance practices in Russia and how they are developing.

Friday 15 February 2013, 7:00 PM

Screening: Reportero + Q&A

In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been killed or have vanished since December 2006. Reportero illustrates the ruthless practices of the drug cartels, and the corruption that makes it so dangerous for journalists to do their jobs. Followed by a Q&A over Skype with director Bernardo Ruiz.

Friday 8 February 2013, 10.00AM-5.30PM

Investigative Journalism with Iain Overton

Join us for this one-day workshop that will introduce you to life as an investigative journalist.

September 27, 2012

Tarun J. Tejpal: The Story of My Assassins – Part 2

By Tom Meade A descriptive portrayal of Indian political life and culture was painted by journalist and author Tarun J. Tejpal on Tuesday, 25 September as he discussed the background to his novel The Story of My Assassins. Tejpal founded Tehelka, the news organisation that has become renowned globally for its aggressive public interest journalism. Explaining the differences […]

September 26, 2012

Tarun J. Tejpal: The Story of My Assassins – Part 1

By Benedicte Page  Tarun J. Tejpal, founder of India’s news organisation Tehelka, famous for its public interest investigations, shared its inside story and his thoughts on Indian journalism in a discussion with the BBC World Service’s Shahzeb Jillani on 25 September at the Frontline Club. Tejpal related details of some of Tehelka’s most high-profile investigations, including […]

June 27, 2012

Reflections with John Pilger: “Journalism was an enormous privilege”

By Helena Williams Veteran investigative journalist John Pilger cannot explain what has driven him to travel the world and cover some of its most important stories for the past half century. From being the youngest journalist to be named Journalist of the Year – and winning the award twice – to witnessing numerous conflicts – Pilger’s […]

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.

October 24, 2011 7:30 PM


To mark the launch of this Autumn’s Unreported World series, Channel 4 invite you to join Siobhan Sinnerton, Commissioning Editor for News & Current Affairs for an exclusive talk. With reporters Evan Williams, Seyi Rhodes, Jenny Kleeman, Oliver Steeds, Peter Oborne and Ramita Navai as they reveal the highlights, challenges and dangers of their extraordinary jobs.

September 21, 2011 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED THIRD PARTY EVENT Investigative Journalism: Dead or Alive?

Murdoch on his knees, MP’s Expenses, Wikileaks, Phone Hacking and Tomlinson; Investigative journalism seems to be going through a purple patch. Is it really alive or is this a false dawn?

Join us to debate and launch the book Investigative Journalism: Dead or Alive? Edited by John Mair and Richard Keeble published by Abramis on September 20th. Author priced copies will be available on the night.

July 22, 2011

House of Lords launches inquiry into investigative journalism

A new inquiry into the future of investigative journalism has been announced by the House of Lords communication committee. Acknowledging that "these are difficult times for investigative journalism," which began before the closure of the News of the World and the phonehacking scandal, the call for evidence says the inquiry "will examine the future for […]

April 2, 2009

Live tonight: Stephen Grey on investigative journalism in Helmand

You can now watch the event here.    Stephen Grey will be at the Frontline Club tonight to discuss his investigative journalism work in Helmand province, Afghanistan. As usual, if you can’t make it to the club in person, we’ll be streaming the event live on the Frontline Club live channel and in the video […]

June 27, 2006

In-depth Charger

Serious, in-depth journalism may be unwell but it is still alive in Britain despite an almost complete lack of institutional support in television, and limited resources in print and radio.  The definitions are many – but most would agree that investigative journalism is ‘normal’ journalism plus money and more importantly, plus time. Getting complicated, difficult […]