Lindsey Hilsum

Monday 12th November 2018, 7:00 PM

In Extremis. The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin

THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2tbjpANfW8 (NEW LINK)
Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life. With fierce compassion and honesty, she reported from the most dangerous places in the world, fractured by conflict and genocide, going in further and staying longer than anyone else.


Wednesday 28 September 2016, 7:30 PM

The Frontline Fund Annual Fundraising Dinner for Local Producers

Jeremy Bowen, Lindsey Hilsum, Allan Little, Jon Lee Anderson and Lyse Doucet invite you to the annual fundraising dinner for the Frontline Fund.


May 5, 2016

Europe’s Refugee Crisis – The New Odyssey

“I felt like [the whole of] Syria was on a dinghy. And we were not welcome.” – Hassan Akkad Heated discussion on the issue of Europe’s crisis in handling the arrival of refugees took place at the Frontline Club on Wednesday 4 May.


September 10, 2015

From Our Own Correspondent: The Future of Foreign Reporting

By Olivia Acland On Tuesday 8 September, the Frontline Club opened its doors to some of Britain’s most esteemed journalists for a celebration of sixty years of BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent. A panel, chaired by Owen Bennet-Jones, discussed the changing landscape of international news reporting, and reflected on the highlights of FOOC since its beginnings in […]


Tuesday 8 September 2015, 6:00 PM

Foreign Reporting: Past, Present & Future

As part of marking 60 years this autumn of Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent, the Frontline Club will host an event on reporting foreign news. A panel, including Lyse Doucet, the BBC’s chief international correspondent, and Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4’s international editor, will discuss how reporting in Britain about international news and current affairs – particularly but not only by broadcast journalists – has developed over the last six decades and explore what the future holds in a world of social media and digital correspondents.


September 25, 2014

Libya: “A country which seems to be falling apart by accident.”

By Caroline Rogers On Wednesday 17 September, a panel chaired by Channel 4 News’ international editor Lindsey Hilsum, came together to discuss the current plight of Libya; what has gone wrong since the 2011 revolution, whether it really is on the brink of becoming a failed state, and what role the international community should play in pulling Libya […]


February 20, 2014

ISIS and damage limitation in the battle for Syria

by Sally Ashley-Cound On February 19 at the Frontline Club, a panel chaired by international editor at Channel 4 News Lindsey Hilsum, discussed the current state of rebel fractions and the rise of ISIS in Syria. Hilsum started of by asking what happened to the FSA, which was so prominent during the first months of […]


January 9, 2014

What does the future hold for South Sudan?

By Alex Glynn The audience packed out the Frontline Club for the first event of the year on 8 January, a testament to the subject that has been dominating international headlines for the last few weeks – the crisis in South Sudan. A panel of experts from different fields, chaired by Channel 4 international editor Lindsey […]


December 6, 2013

Frontline Club Tenth Anniversary tribute

  Your wonderful and kind messages mean so much to us, as has your friendship, council and support over so many years. There is no prize in our trade that we could ever value as much as your belief in us. – Vaughan and Pranvera Smith


October 21, 2013

Granta 125 – After the War: “The story erupted around me”

By Caroline Schmitt The Frontline Club hosted an evening of reflections marking the publication of Granta 125: After the War on 17 October. Two correspondents shared their personal views on developments on the ground, after the battles are fought and the camera teams have moved on to cover other wars.


Thursday 17 October 2013, 7:00 PM

Granta 125: After the War – with Lindsey Hilsum and Frances Harrison

How long is the shadow of a battle, an explosion, a revolution? What stories arise in the wake of devastation? To mark the publication of Granta 125: After the War, two of Britain’s foremost journalists and foreign correspondents discuss the craft, conditions and issues surrounding writing about post-conflict situations.


Wednesday 25 September 2013, 7:00 PM

When Reporters Cross the Line

If the role of journalists is to bear witness to history, can they ever justify participating in the events they are reporting? A new publication by Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert brings together the stories of 15 journalists caught between covering the story and stepping beyond journalistic conventions. We will be joined by the authors and some of the journalists featured to debate the boundaries and parameters of journalistic coverage, and when the rules of reporting can be bent and broken.


June 7, 2013

Under the Wire: In conversation with Paul Conroy

By Anna Reitman Photojournalist and filmmaker Paul Conroy joined Channel 4 News’ international editor Lindsey Hilsum at the Frontline Club on 6 June, to give a personal account of his experiences in Syria, detailed in his new book Under the wire: Marie Colvin’s Final Assignment. Encouraged by his friends, Conroy wrote the book as he recovered […]


February 8, 2013

Untangling Mali

By Sally Ashley-Cound The complex situation of the French-led intervention in Mali and the issues in the surrounding region was untangled somewhat on 6 February 2013 at the Frontline Club’s First Wednesday: A new front in the fight against terrorism? Paddy O’Connell of BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House was the chair and started things off by asking the […]


February 8, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS First Wednesday: A new front in the fight against terrorism?

In light of the hostage crisis in Algeria and the French-led offensive against Islamist militants in Mali, on Wednesday 6 February we were joined by Channel 4 News’ Lindsey Hilsum, Lord Ashdown, Ibrahima Diane from BBC Afrique and Wilfred Willey, president of the Malian Community Council in the UK. In a debate chaired by Paddy O’Connell of BBC Radio 4′s Broadcasting House we examined […]


October 11, 2012

Communicating about Syria – A humanitarian perspective

By Sally Ashley-Cound The conflict and humanitarian issues Syria faces is at the forefront of many peoples minds at the moment, this was reflected by the full house that gathered at the Frontline Club’s panel discussion, Communicating about Syria – A humanitarian perspective on 10th October. Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News’ International Editor chaired a […]


April 27, 2012

Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution

Rasha Qandeel, a presenter with BBC Arabic was joined last night by Lindsey Hilsum to discuss her experiences in Libya and her new book Sandstorm Libya in the time of Revolution.


April 26, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED In conversation with Lindsey Hilsum: Libya in the Time of Revolution

Channel 4 News’ international editor Lindsey Hilsum will be joining us in conversation with BBC Arabic presenter Rasha Qandeel to discuss Libya and her new book charting the country’s history from the beginnings of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime to the dictator’s squalid end.


March 23, 2012

POLIS 2012: Reporting Revolution

I’m at the POLIS Journalism Conference where we have been talking about Reporting Revolution with the BBC’s Lyse Doucet, Lindsey Hilsum from Channel 4 and Tom Coghlan at The Times.  "An extraordinary time to be a journalist" All the panellists expressed their excitement at covering the Arab Spring. Tom Coghlan began by comparing the limitations […]


December 17, 2011

#FCBBCA Part 1: Women of the Revolution

 By Helena Williams The uprisings that shook the Middle East this year have been a focus of relentless debate. ‘Revolutionary Arab women’ – activists, bloggers and academics – took to the streets and fought both for their country and their rights, capturing the western media’s attention and begging the question ‘what does the future hold […]


September 30, 2011 7:00 PM

REACTIVE: The battle for press freedom in Iran

Almost two weeks after their arrest, little has been heard about the fate of the six Iranian filmmakers who are currently being held in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison with no access to their lawyers.
Accused of collaborating secretly with BBC Persian and illegally supplying content portraying Iran in a negative light, they have been condemned as “a group of terrorists, Bahais, communists and devil worshippers” by Iran’s Minister of Intelligence.

Join us at the Frontline Club for this reactive briefing to discuss the detainment of the filmmakers, the battle for press freedom in Iran and the regime’s relationship with foreign media.


July 14, 2011

Air strikes against Nuba people denied during Frontline Club debate on Sudan

A Sudanese official who denied there had been air strikes against the people in the Nuba mountains was challenged by Channel 4 News’ Lindsey Hilsum who said she had spoken to people who had fled the attacks. Mohamed Abdalla Ali Eltom, deputy head of mission at the Republic of Sudan’s London embassy was speaking just […]


February 16, 2011 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED FIRST WEDNESDAY SPECIAL: What now for Egypt and its neighbours in the Middle East?

  View in iTunes Following the tumultuous events in Egypt we are holding a special First Wednesday debate to both take stock and to look at the impact that the ousting of president Hosni Mubarak could have on Egypt and its neighbours in the Middle East. We will be joined by experts on the region […]


May 25, 2010 7:00 PM

Reflections: Lindsey Hilsum

In association with the BBC College of Journalism, the Frontline Club is bringing top journalists who are expert in their field and craft, to talk about their stories and the journalism that has shaped their careers. In the fifth of this inspiring new series Vin Ray, director of the BBC College of Journalism, will be in conversation with International Editor for Channel 4 News Lindsey Hilsum.


June 30, 2009

Live tonight – Reporting Iran

We’ll be discussing the situation in Iran following the disputed election results at the Frontline Club tonight. Specifically, how did hotel-bound foreign journalists report from Tehran and beyond during the election and days and weeks following? We start at 7pm GMT and as usual if you can’t join us in person please come and join […]