Protests

February 3, 2012

Screening: Bahrain: Shooting in the Dark Q&A with May Welsh, Jon Blair, and ex-Bahraini MP

By Ivana Davidovic     "With our souls, with our blood, we would sacrifice anything for you Bahrain" people chanted on the streets of Bahrain. In February 2011, while the media glare was firmly focused on the uprising in Egypt, the Bahraini people were left to shout in the dark. One of their rare witnesses […]


January 27, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 30 January – 5 February

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 30 January to Sunday, 5 February from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt European leaders gather in Brussels on Monday for an informal meeting of the European Council, during which discussions are set to focus on jobs and the new fiscal stabilisation treaty agreed at their controversial […]


December 15, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 19- 25 December

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 19 December to Sunday, 25 December fromForesightNews By Nicole Hunt EU and Ukrainian officials meet in Kiev on Monday for the annual EU-Ukraine Summit, with rumours abound that President Viktor Yanukovych is planning to skip the meeting in favour of the EurAsEC summit taking place in […]


December 8, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 12- 18 December

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 12 December to Sunday, 18 December from ForesightNews By Nicole Hunt US President Barack Obama hosts Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki for talks in Washington on Monday, with discussions focusing on strengthening the ‘strategic partnership’ between the two countries. The summit comes ahead of a […]


September 8, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 12-18 September

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 12 September to Sunday, 18 September from ForesightNews By Nicole Hunt The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meets in Vienna on Monday, with Iran likely to be high on the agenda following last week’s report expressing increased concerns over ‘undisclosed nuclear related activities’ […]


August 30, 2011

The week ahead at the Frontline Club: From revolution to escaping Bolivia’s tin mines

Join us tonight as we will bring the focus back to Tunisia and Egypt where the Arab Spring began. We will be discussing how successful these revolutions have been and what more needs to be done before the protesters get their wish for democracy.   Filmmaker John D McHugh will take part in a Q&A following a double-bill screening of Endgame, […]


July 21, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 25-31 July

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 25 July to Sunday, 31 July from ForesightNews The week starts off with two high-profile court hearings on Monday. Former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib al Adly is scheduled to go on trial in Cairo on charges of ordering the deaths of protesters, but the hearing has been […]


April 15, 2011

Why the revolution should leave Midan Tahrir, for a moment at least

Davide Morandini on the opposition’s decision to suspend demonstrations, and cancel today’s protests calling for the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) to step down. There is not much to do in Midan Tahrir for the revolution, now less than ever. This is what most of the Egyptian opposition forces seem to realise in these dramatic days […]


March 31, 2011

Ahdaf Soueif: What you saw in Egypt was humanity at its best

Download this episode View in iTunes Watch the event here.    The revolution in Egypt was “a moment whose time had come” said author and commentator Ahdaf Soueif at the Frontline Club on Wednesday. The author of the bestselling Map of Love told BBC News presenter Mishal Hussein how she had been in Jaipur in […]


April 14, 2009

Citizen media and the Tbilisi protests

We’ve heard a lot about the use of social networking sites and services such as Twitter and Facebook by political activists in the past week, but opposition protests in Georgia have also shown that they are valuable tools in the hands of student and professional journalists alike. As an editor for Global Voices Online, a site which […]


December 24, 2008

Constitutional Court at the focus of controversies

The highest judicial instance in Azerbaijan, the Constitutional Court "is considering amendments that would ban the broadcast or publication of video, audio, or photographs of any person without his or her prior approval, except in yet-to-be defined special cases", reports RFE/RL.  According to local media law expert Alasgar Mammadli, if these amendments get approval, the […]