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Hacks go to Hollywood: exploiting the intellectual property value of your story

If you’ve uncovered a gripping story for a newspaper or a book, how can you ensure you benefit from the drama, documentary film and podcast serial that it might inspire? Join our expert panel for some tips on how to get the most out of your journalistic intellectual property.

March 10, 2011

BBC World Debate: “Is Homosexuality UnAfrican?”

Download this episode View in iTunes You can watch the Frontline event here.  By Gianluca Mezzofiore After the killing of gay rights activist David Kato in Uganda in January, debate about homophobia in Africa has been reignited. Kato was the face of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) an advocacy group actively campaigning against the controversial Anti-Homosexuality […]

March 8, 2011

Life with Murder: Q&A with Dr Rachel Condry

In 1998 Jennifer Jenkins was shot four times by her brother, Mason, who was subsequently arrested and convicted for her murder. Their parents, Leslie and Brian Jenkins decided to continue to support their imprisoned son and were ostracised by their community. Dr Rachel Condry spoke to audience members after a screening of Life With Murder, an intimate portrait of the Jenkins family and the aftermath of their daughter’s death.

November 2, 2010

The “unstoppable” growth of secrecy in the UK

  The future green paper is likely to lay the ground for a special form of secret court claimed Gareth Peirce speaking at the Frontline Club last night. Asked about a current attempt by the Government to hold an entire civil trial in secret the acclaimed human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce said she believed the […]

August 11, 2010

Social networking and journalism: Power to the people?

By Julie Tomlin and Sirena Bergman How have Facebook, Twitter and blogs changed changed grassroots politics? This was the question tackled at the club on Tuesday, at an event moderated by Deborah Bonello, founder of and video journalist for the Financial Times. If you couldn’t be with us for this event, you can watch […]

April 14, 2010

Superinjunctions at the Frontline: Heated debate on libel cost controls

By Jasper Jackson The threat to freedom of speech from costly libel cases and the "chilling" fear of legal action could be alleviated by reforming the system to deal with smaller cases faster and cap the maximum costs lawyers can charge. That was at least one agreement in an otherwise combative debate amongst the panel […]

April 8, 2010

Rise of the superinjunction: why libel reform matters to journalism

Download this episode View in iTunes   By Ewan Palmer and Patrick Smith The shark-infested waters of UK media law could be about to get a little safer, thanks to Ministry of Justice reforms to curb extortionate lawyer success fees earned through "no win no fee" conditional fee arrangement cases (CFA). But Jack Straw’s quick-fire […]