A live issue: Tamil oppression in Sri Lanka

Award-winning director Callum Macrae previewed his newest documentary No Fir Zone – the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka at the Frontline Club yesterday. No Fire Zone uses forensically verified footage from civilian mobile phones and government forces cameras to chronicle the last 138 days of the 26 year long Sri Lankan civil war between the Sinhalese […]

Creating a new society: Russia from 1960 to 1990 and beyond

On Thursday 18th April at the Frontline Club, authors Irina Prokhorova and Oliver Bullough talked about their experiences of Russia which have informed the research and writing of their two very different books. Read the full report here

Dirty Wars: Jeremy Scahill investigates from Afghanistan to Yemen and the US Congress

On Friday evening I had the chance to see the first UK screening of investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill’s new documentary Dirty Wars. It follows him on a journey which leads him from Afghanistan through to Yemen and on to Somalia via the US Congress as he investigates the Joint Special Operations Command – the US […]

The lessons learned from Iraq and living in a more sceptical age

Ten years on from the invasion of Iraq by British and American forces the question has arisen, what have we learned? A debate chaired by Channel 4’s Jon Snow at the Frontline Club on March 20 attempted to answer this question. Read my report on what happened here

Syria: Who should help and when?

On the day that William hague announced a £13m aid package for Syria, Paddy O’Connell of Radio 4’s Broadcasting House chaired a panel as they discussed what effect, if any, this would have on the conflict in Syria and what involvement international powers should have in negotiations. Read the full report here This report also […]

The media & the military: an amicable separation?

The past, present and future of British military engagement with the media was the centre of a lively debate at the Frontline Club on 20 February 2013, read the full report here

Untangling Mali

The complex situation of the French-led intervention in Mali and the issues in the surrounding region was untangled somewhat on 6 February 2013 at the Frontline Club. The event was chaired by Paddy O’Connell of Radio 4’s Broadcasting House and featured debate from panelists including (Lord) Paddy Ashdown former leader of the Liberal Democrats and […]

How to gain commercial success – PhotoTALK with WPO

How to gain commercial success. If only it was as easy as going to a talk for an hour, picking up the tips and then going on your way. Even if that’s not the case the panelists at last night’s Frontline Club event World Photography Organisation PhotoTALK event had a good try and some of […]

Secrets of the City of London exposed (almost)

A very interesting film about the secret operations of the City of London. I found out a lot of things I didn’t know and a lot of things that I had to take in with a pinch of salt. Even so, I’d definitely recommend you having a watch as it was very well put together. […]

Screening: The Mexican Suitcase + Q&A

When I heard about The Mexican Suitcase film I immediately wanted to see it and finally it came to London for a screening at the Frontline Club. Missing for almost 70-years, the Mexican Suitcase consists of three boxes of negatives photographed by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David ‘Chim’ Seymour throughout the Spanish Civil War […]