Tuesday 12th November, 7:00PM

Democracy’s Dystopian Future – with Rappler’s Maria Ressa

Journalist Maria Ressa co-founded the multi-award winning news startup Rappler in the Philippines in 2011. Since then, both she and Rappler have become key targets for President Rodrigo Duterte’s government crackdown on media freedom with 11 legal cases filed against them. Rappler has also been the subject of prolific and frequently orchestrated online attacks. Ressa will be at the club to discuss how Rappler and other news organisations are confronting the escalating political attacks against them.

Wednesday 19th June 2019, 7:00 PM

On The President’s Orders + Q&A

The searing story of President Duterte’s bloody campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the war – the Manila police, and an ordinary family from the slum.

Wednesday 13th June 2018, 8:30 PM

Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines

The first biography of Rodrigo Duterte, the unpredictable president of the Philippines by Channel 4’s Asia Correspondent, Jonathan Miller

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 7:00 PM

Death Squads and Diplomacy: Drug War in The Philippines

After a campaign that promised to cleanse the country of drug crime, the new President of the Philippines Rodriguo Duerte has launched a brutal and unrelenting mission to expunge drug dealers from the country. Since he took office in July 2016, there have been nearly 4,000 extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and users at the hands of police and vigilantes. Will President Duerte be held accountable for the mass killings taking place in the Philippines? How did the disturbing killings currently sweeping the country begin, and what does it teach us about impunity, power and the spread of violence?

Monday 11 April 2016, 7:00 PM

Short Film Screening and Discussion: Framing the Future of Water

A panel of professionals from a range of disciplines, including journalists and water experts, will come together for a unique event to talk about one of the biggest challenges facing our planet today – the global water crisis. The future of water isn’t a simple topic – it is vast and can often be overwhelming. During the discussion we will explore how this topic can be made accessible through the power of storytelling and film.

Monday 13 January 2014, 7:00 PM

Screening: Tales from the Organ Trade + Q&A

Every year thousands of organs are bought and sold on a black market that flourishes in dozens of countries, where the rule of law is a hostage to the dollar sign. With unprecedented access to all the players, the film explores the legal, moral and ethical issues involved in this complex life and death business. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Ric Esther Bienstock.

March 2, 2009

Philippine press attacks

In the latest attack on a journalist in the Philippines, Ronaldo Doong was attacked by two armed men while travelling on a highway in Colorado village in Digos City in the southern Philippines on Saturday. The brodcast journalist, who works for University of Mindanao’s Radyo Ukay, sustained bruises and cuts during the assault. The attackers […]

September 30, 2008

Jaime FlorCruz working the China beat

Jaime FlorCruz, CNN Beijing bureau chief, talks about life of a foreign correspondent in China in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The 57 year old FlorCruz has been based in China for the past seven years, “It took time and effort to overcome professional and nationality-related barriers, to stare down political biases and racial stereotypes … […]

June 11, 2008

Philippine TV crew abducted

Three journalists from the Philippine network ABS-CBN in the southern Philippine province of Sulu were abducted on Sunday. They are journalist Ces Drilon, cameraman Jimmy Encarnacion, and assistant cameraman Angelo Valderama, Armed men seized the three journalists from a car in Maimbung town on Jolo island on Sunday morning, according to The Associated Press. The […]