In collaboration with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, we welcome back BBC Africa Editor Mary Harper alongside reporters Ismail Einashe, Idil Osman and Julianna Ruhfus to discuss the long-term effects of reporting from Somalia on the long-running al-Shabaab insurgency, and the challenges for the resilient community of local journalists who continue to report.
BBC Arabic returns to the Frontline Club for an exclusive screening of ‘Iraq: A State of Mind’ followed by a Q&A with Director Namak Khoshnaw and Head of Documentaries Christopher Mitchell.
Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) and Frontline Club are running a one day travel and trauma first aid refresher course led by 1st Option – The Safety Group. The course is aimed at journalists who have already completed a hostile environment and first aid training in the last 3 years and who wish to keep their skills up-to-date.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Hernan Zin.
Filmed during the 2014 siege of Gaza, which left 507 children dead and 3,598 wounded, Born in Gaza follows a group of young children growing up in a war zone. The film examines the widespread psychological trauma experienced by adolescents coping with injury, fear, and the loss of loved ones. It is estimated that 400,000 children in Gaza are in desperate need of psychological support.
Almost 20 years ago, the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina came to an end. Children born after the fighting stopped are entering adulthood today, but are still facing violence, abuse and abandonment. Through the stories of four remarkable young people, filmmakers Sophia Scott and Georgia Scott capture the hopes and dreams of this new generation, forced to live with the ongoing effects of the war. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the co-directors.
By Phoebe Hall On Monday 27 January a large audience gathered at the Frontline Club for a screening of Mark Cousins’ contemplative essay-film Here Be Dragons, followed by a Q&A with the director, via Skype, and with producer Don Boyd, founder of HiBROW.
Connecting the lives of soldiers in the Second World War and today in Afghanistan, veteran journalist and writer, Charles Glass and former soldier Jake Wood will be joining us to talk about their respective works, Deserter and Among You. Chaired by Frontline Club founder, Vaughan Smith.
By Nicky Armstrong Half way through the film the ripple effect that war has on journalists and the stresses that leak out from being present at such horrific moments in people’s lives are laid bare for the audience to see. The question of morals, as well as dealing with your own problems and family life […]
Internews website: Journalists in Kyrgyzstan Get Help to Deal with Post-Conflict Trauma Internews Local journalists in Kyrgyzstan use a press center in Osh set up by Internews to support post-conflict reporting. (September 8, 2010) During inter-ethnic clashes in Southern Kyrgyzstan in May and June, many local journalists suffered physical and psychological trauma. Unable to do […]
A question for reporters: what would you like to get from an emergency worker while covering a tragedy?
Dear Friends, It has been a while since I wrote here the last time… I apologize for the long silence (not that I really hope that you’ve really noticed – but I have been sort of ashamed that I abandoned my blog here for ages…) well, anyway, I’m back. Back – and have a question […]