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FrontLine Club - Events for end Aprl - May 2008 (London)

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here are the upcoming events at FrontLine Club Protected content Place, London, W2 1QJ.

For full details of events go to Protected content



NEW - Media Talk: Zimbabwe - Where Next? Protected content 24th April, 7.30pm Price: £7.00

With Patrick Smith (Africa Confidential), Tererai Karimakweda (SW Radio Africa), Laura Lynch (CBC) and moderated by George Alagiah (BBC). Catherine Phelp (The Times) via live video link to Zimbabwe.

With the continued uncertainty surrounding the elections results in Zimbabwe we talk to returning journalists Patrick Smith, Laura Lynch as well as Tererai Karimakweda of SW Radio Africa and Catherine Phelp reporting from Zimbabwe. The event will be moderated by George Alagiah of the BBC. We discuss the problems in covering Zimbabwe so far and ask what the future may hold.

Spring Food and Wine Tasting Sat 26th April, 6.30pm Price: £78.00

Join Frontline's head chef, John Taylor and wine author, Malcolm Gluck in our exclusive, private dining room for a specially crafted Spring tasting menu, matched with a range of hand picked fine wines.

Screening: The Last Jew of Babylon with Inigo Gilmore Protected content 28th April, 7.30pm Price: £5.00
Followed by Q&A with director Inigo Gilmore

Journalist and filmmaker Inigo Gilmore is renowned for reporting from the world’s trouble spots and getting into trouble along the way. This evening he presents his half hour documentary, The Last Jew of Babylon and talks about his most recent work in the field.

NEW - Media Talk: The Real Africa Protected content 29th April, 7.30pm Price: £7.00

With Ferial Haffajee (Mail and Guardian, South Africa), Azubuike Ishiekwene (Punch Nigeria Limited), Brahima Ouedraogo (Radio Burkina). Moderated by Joel Kibazo – journalist and media consultant.
Location: 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ
Leading African journalists and media specialist discuss big African stories seen from the African point of view

Media Talk - Does the News Industry Value Fixers? Protected content 1st May, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
Moderated by Prof Steven Barnett (University of Westminster)

Rodney Pinder (INSI), Jon Lee Anderson (The New Yorker), Sean Maguire (Reuters) and Oliver Poole (author and journalist). Others TBC.

It is impossible to underestimate the importance of a good local fixer in getting to the heart of the story, especially in fast-moving and complex situations. Does the industry give them editorial credit for the role they play in getting the stories, do they compensate them financially and are they doing enough to ensure their safety and protection?

All proceeds from this event will go towards the Frontline Fixers Fund.

World Press Freedom Day Debate: New Media is Killing Journalism
Fri 2nd May, 10.00 am (doors open at 9.30 am) Price: FREE

In partnership with the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Press Freedom Network.

Frontline Members only event – UNESCO guests and Press Freedom Network members by invitation.
With Andrew Keen (Author), Nazenin Ansari (Kayhan Publishing Iran/UK and FPA), Robin Lustig (BBC) and Kim Fletcher (journalist and author)

Moderated by William Horsley (Association of European Journalists)

As newspapers wrestle with declining circulation and the rise of the new media, is the profession behind the headlines in jeopardy?

NEW Screening: India's Missing Girls Protected content 2nd May, 7.30pm Price: £5.00

Followed by Q&A with director Ashok Prasad and Sandhya Puchalapalli

In the summer of Protected content farmer in southern India found a two-day old baby girl who had been buried alive. Rushed to the local hospital, she miraculously survived. But in today’s India, many other baby girls are not so lucky...

Congo Season: Media Talk - Demystifying the Congo Protected content 6th May, 7.30pm Price: £7.00

With Marcus Bleasdale (photojournalist specialising in DRC), Dino Mahatani (Former Reuters correspondent in DRC), Jason Stearns (former senior analyst for the International Crisis Group for Central Africa), Mulegwa Zihindula (spokesman for Kabila during Protected content by Michela Wrong (author and columnist specialising in DRC).

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has witnessed one of the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian crises, where as many as 5.4 million people may have died since Protected content . We discuss why this country is beset by so many problems and if there are any forseeable solutions for it.

Congo Season: In the picture with Marcus Bleasdale -The Rape of a Nation
Wed 7th May, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
Followed by Q&A

Marcus Bleasdale has now spent eight years covering the brutal conflict within the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the work was published in his book One Hundred Years of Darkness. Tonight he will present his work focusing on the people in Eastern Congo’s mining towns, where militia groups and government forces battle on a daily basis for control of the mineral-rich areas where they can exploit gold, coltan, cassiterite and diamonds.

Congo Season Screening: The Greatest Silence - Rape in the Congo Protected content 11th May, 4.30pm Price: £5.00
Followed by Q&A (speakers tbc)

In the DRC there are tens of thousands of women who have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army. The world knows nothing of these women. Their stories have never been told. They suffer and die in silence. In The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo these brave women finally speak.

Congo Season Double Bill Screening: The UN in Congo Protected content 12th May, 7.30pm Price: £5.00
Followed by Q&A

As part of Frontline’s Congo Season, we present two reports that focus on the role that the UN plays in the DRC and discuss with the filmmakers whether it's mission is still a valid one.

The UN's Dirty War (Unreported World)
Unreported World travels to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, and uncovers evidence that UN troops are supporting Congolese government forces even as they carry out indiscriminate attacks, sometimes against civilian targets.

Mission Impossible (BBC Panorama)
The UN polices conflicts around the world. But is it up to policing itself? Documents leaked to a joint Panorama/BBC World Service investigation reveal why the UN's department tasked with rooting out corruption has been called a "combat zone" and found not fit for purpose.

Insight with Professor Shai Feldman: Israel at Sixty - What Chance for Peace?
Wed 14th May, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
Moderator TBC.

May 14th marks the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel. We talk to Professor Shai Feldman, one of the world's leading experts on the Middle East, who talks about the political and ideological challenges that face Israel in its 60th year.

Congo Season: Media Talk - Lifting the Curse Protected content 15th May, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
With Muzong Kodi (RIIA), Tricia Feeney (RAID), Aloys Tegera (Pole Institute) and Caty Clement (UN). Moderated by Richard Dowden director of the Royal African Society.

Are Congo’s natural resources to be found at the root of the nations problems or do they offer a key to its future development?

Insight with Matt Frei: US Elections special Protected content 21st May, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
Moderated by Jonathan Rugman (C4 News)

As the race for the US elections continues to attract world attention, Matt Frei, BBC Washington correspondent, explains the intricacies of the election process and gives us his views on the remaining candidates.

Screening: In Prison My Whole Life Protected content 25th May, 4.30pm Price: £5.00
Followed by Q&A with filmmaker William Francome and producer Livia Giuggioli Firth

Tickets booked for the original date of 28 April will be valid for this event

In Prison My Whole Life follows 25-year-old William Francome’s investigation into the arrest of Mumia Abu Jamal, famed death-row prisoner and award-winning Black Panther journalist.

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