Egypt’s Roadmap, Frontline Club: A discussion panel that will consider Egypt since the fall of of Mubarak and the current gearing up for its second democratic presidential election which is set to take place on 26 – 27 May. Having resigned as army chief and announced his candidature, there are strong indicators that Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi will get a majority. With many activists, journalists and political opponents imprisoned and continued instability, the Frontline Club will be considering the situation in the country and whether or not this will be a free and
In The Picture, Illustration In Times of War: Illustrator George Butler will present his drawings of war-torn Syria to consider whether there is still room for illustration in hard news stories. We are flooded with images taken by cameras and phones which often struggle to have the impact they did 50 years ago. In a society that has become so de-sensitised to photographs of war, can illustration be used to better encapsulate a situation and connect with the viewer? At the Frontline Club on 16 April, 2014.
Syria - Snapshots of History in the Making: Film screening presented by WARM (an international foundation working on the world’s contemporary conflicts and supporter of Abounaddara Films) at the Frontline Club to be followed by a discussion with journalist and head of WARM Remy Ourdan, photographer Patrick Chauveland and producer Charif Kiwan on 11 April, 2014. Founded in 2010 by a group of Syrian filmmakers, Abounaddara anonymously releases weekly films on the web in order to avoid censorship. The short films here are a testimony of the fight for freedom in Syria.
Lawrence In Arabia, Insight with Scott Anderson: Veteran correspondent and author of the new book 'Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East', Scott Anderson will join an audience at The Frontline Club, London to share his retelling of the legendary figure, reflecting on the actions from the past and how they continue to shape the Middle East region and its future; asking also if the lines that were drawn at the end of WWI are now starting to shift. Event taking place on 25 March, 2014.
Missing: The Foreign Correspondents Abducted in Syria: The Frontline Club presents panel discussion about the foreign reporters who began to go missing in Syria in the Autumn of 2012. The first disappeared just as the conflict slid from violent unrest into the abyss of outright civil war. What happened to our missing reporters?
ISIS And The Battle for Syria: Panel discussion at the Frontline Club on 19 February, 2014, looking at the uprising in Syria and its complications. With foreign fighters streaming in to join al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, such as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), the conflict has entered a new phase. As fighting between the Syrian opposition and al-Qaeda-affiliated groups intensifies, panel offers a picture
A World Not Ours: Film preview plus Q + A with the Director Mahdi Fleifel at the Frontline Club on 7 February, 2014. Filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel spent his formative years in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Helweh in Lebanon. Each time he went back to the camp for his summer holidays he kept video diaries.
Blurred Borders, The Spill-Over Risks of the Syrian Conflict: Discussion over civil war and the dangers it holds for neighbouring states.
The Square, Preview Screening And Q+A: The Frontline Club presents the Oscar shortlisted documentary film directed by Jehane Noujaim that looks at the events which have taken place at Cairo, Egypt's Tahrir Square, where over two years, the Egyptians have come out to demand change and seen through the eyes of several young revolutionaries. Screening takes place on 16 January, 2014 at The Frontline Club and will be followed by a Q+A with Khalid Abdalla (an actor who put his career on hold to document the revolution).
Syria: Changing Media Coverage? At the Frontline Club on 19 November, 2013. A panel of journalists, editors and safety experts will discuss the challenges to journalism that have arisen from the Syria conflict. To date, a number of journalists have lost their lives in reporting from the conflict zone, some have been kidnapped and others are still missing.