FrontLine Clube - June & July Events (London)
Please see below for full list of events coming up.
All take place at FrontLine Protected content Place, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ.
NB: aslo has fantastic restaurant !
Fri 20th June, From 7pm Price: FREE
Join us for an evening with Jon Lee Anderson in conversation with John D McHugh, winner of the Frontline Club Award.
100% of funds raised at the awards ceremony go to the Fixers Fund - set up by the Frontline Club Charitable Trust to promote responsibility in the news industry for the welfare of fixers and translators.
The fund was created in May, Protected content , initiated by Jon Lee Anderson, in response to the murder of Ajmal Naqshbandi in Afghanistan. The fund raises money for the families of fixers killed or injured while working with the international media.
“There can be no better moment than this one to establish a special compensation fund for the indispensable, underpaid and often unnamed Ajmals and Sayeds who pull us through and help us get our stories around the world, and who, increasingly, are paying the ultimate price for doing so.”
Sun 22nd June, 4.30pm
Preview Screening: This is Our Country Too
Price: £5.00 Followed by Q&A with director Ishmahil Blagrove
Most of us have very little knowledge about the plight of Australia's Aboriginal people. Take away Cathy Freeman, the odd advertising campaign and the occasional adventure programme, and to the mainstream they do not exist. This is Our Country Too is a powerful expose of the hidden torment of a people fighting for equality, justice and survival.
Mon 23rd June, 7.30pm
NEW Sneak Preview Screening: Life After the Fall
Price: £5. Protected content by Q&A with director Kasim Abid
In conjunction with BRITDOC
Life After The Fall is a unique insight into modern day Iraq, eloquently portrayed by Iraqi director Kasim Abid, who returned to his native country shortly after the fall of Saddam following an absence of 30 years. Shot over five years, this film shows the director reuniting with his family in Protected content .
Wed 25th June, 7.30pm
Insight with Alan Rusbridger, Editor of The Guardian: Getting it Right on the Left
Price: £7.00 In conversation with Stephen Sackur (BBC)
Stephen Sackur talks to Alan Rusbridger about his role as one of Fleet Street's longest-serving editors. What have been the high and low points during his time on the paper? How is The Guardian coping with the challenges facing print? With major changes taking place within The Guardian and the biggest editorial overhaul in the paper's history, will The Guardian's multi-media strategy be enough to survive the current climate?
Thu 26th June, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
Media Talk - Print Online: Making it Pay
Chaired by Ben Hammersley (journalist); Ian Douglas (The Telegraph); Matt Wells (The Guardian); Paul Staines (aka Guido Fawkes) - political blogger & Peter Kirwan (Press Gazette)
As the internet fast becomes the dominant medium for news delivery, we look at the relationships between print and their online identities. How do traditional media remain relevant? What are some of the business models for solving the internet equation? How will papers continue to make content pay and how do they cope with a "promiscuous readership"? What is the relevance of multi media and add-ons? And who has solved the internet equation and do we believe them?
Sat 28th June, 6.30pm Price: £78.00
Summer food and wine tasting
Join Frontline’s head chef, John Taylor and wine author, Malcolm Gluck in our exclusive, private dining room for a perfect summer evening filled with good food and fine wine.
Location: 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ
Tue 1st July, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
Frontline Confidential: Adam Hochschild on King Leopold's Ghost
- In Conversation with Gavin McFadyen (CIJ)
When Does a Protected content Scandal Become News? Writing and Publishing King Leopold's Ghost - the definitive account of Belgian's conquest and colonisation of the Congo from Protected content .
Thu 3rd July, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
Insight with Ahmed Rashid: The War against Islamic Extremism
Protected content conversation with Lyse Doucet (BBC)
Ahmed Rashid talks about his latest book - Descent Into Chaos - How the War Against Islamic Extremism is being lost in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Mon 7th July, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Screening: Daylight Robbery - What Happened To The $23billion?
Followed by Q&A with reporter Jane Corbin
“They were the quintessential war profiteers - they made money out of chaos”
In Daylight Robbery, Jane Corbin investigates claims that as much as $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or not properly accounted for in Iraq. This film is innovative in its approach to the subject using graphics, edits and techniques not usually associated with TV documentaries.
Tue 8th July, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
Insight with Misha Glenny: McMafia
- Chaired by Paul Kenyon (BBC)
McMafia is a fearless, encompassing, wholly authoritative investigation of the now proven ability of organized crime worldwide to find and service markets driven by a seemingly insatiable demand for illegal wares. Whether discussing the Russian mafia, Colombian drug cartels, or Chinese labor smugglers, Misha Glenny makes clear how organized crime feeds off the poverty of the developing world, how it exploits new technology in the forms of cybercrime and identity theft, and how both global crime and terror are fueled by an identical source: the triumphant material affluence of the West.
Thu 10th July, 7.30pm Price: £10.00
Media Talk: Is This the End for FARC?
Malcolm Deas (Oxford University); Andy Higginbottom (Colombia Solidarity Campaign); Hernando Alvarez (Colombian journalist and BBC Latin American Service); Alice O'Keefe (New Statesman)
Isabel Hilton (journalist)
Can FARC survive the death of its leader? Recent months have seen a deterioration in the fortunes of the 44 year old insurgency movement - the death of Manuel Marulanda has coincided with the assassination of two senior commanders and a withdrawal of support from former proponent Hugo Chavez. Facing constant combat, the insurgency is losing members in record numbers and popular support is dissipating.
Who will replace Marulanda? Will this mean a return to the negotiating table, the commencement of mass demobilisation and the release of hostages or will FARC catch its breath and stage a fightback?
Sun 13th July, 4.30pm Price: £8.00
Screening: The Qu'ran - A Film by Antony Thomas
Protected content by Q&A with director Antony Thomas
In this powerful and stunningly beautiful fil, The Qur’an, award-winning director, Antony Thomas takes us into the heart of the Muslim world and through the personal lives of people, living according to their understanding of the Qur’an.
Thu 17th July, 7.30pm Price: £8.00
Sneak Preview Screening: Car Bomb � A History of the Deadliest Weapon of the Twentieth Century
Followed by Q&A with ex-CIA agent Robert Baer and director Kevin Toolis
The most shocking film you will ever see...
Forget about nuclear missiles, the decisive weapon of the twentieth century is the car bomb. In his startling new film Car Bomb ex-CIA agent Robert Baer, whose life was depicted by George Clooney in the Oscar-winning movie Syriana, for the first time uncovers the history of this extraordinary weapon.