Previous Events

Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media
Frontline Confidential in association with the CIJ. Nick Davies with David Leigh (The Guardian). Moderated by Gavin MacFadyen. Award-winning investigative journalist Nick Davies breaks Fleet Street’s unwritten rule and investigates his own colleagues, discovering that he works in “a corrupt profession”.
Wednesday 27 February 2008 Frontline Club Full details
Whistleblowing
Frontline Confidential in association with the CIJ. With David Leigh (the Guardian), Martin Bright (New Statesman), Guy Dehn (Public Concern at Work) and the ‘mystery contributor’.
Wednesday 31 October 2007 Frontline Club Full details
Beslan: Has the Truth Been Told?
Frontline Confidential in association with the CIJ. Moderated by David Hearst or the Guardian, writer Timothy Phillips talks about Beslan three years after the terrible tragedy there. He looks at whether the small tight-knit community has been able to overcome the shock of what happened and questions whether we will ever find out the truth about the events of September 2004. This talk was...
Wednesday 19 September 2007 Frontline Club Full details
Thalidomide: How to Take on the Pharmaceuticals and Win
Frontline Confidential in association with the CIJ. The landmark Sunday Times Insight Team’s investigation of the Distillers’ wonder drug which caused severely deformed babies. The manufacturer who bragged that their wonder drug, Thalidomide, was completely safe, sold it in 46 countries under at least 37 names. Some patients began reporting unusual side-effects, and pregnant women...
Wednesday 11 July 2007 Frontline Club Full details
White Slavery
Frontline Confidential in association with the CIJ. Don Jordan and Mike Walsh talk about investigating the forgotten story of thousands of white Britons who lived and died in bondage in Britain’s American Colonies.
Friday 29 June 2007 Frontline Club Full details
Sold into Sex Slavery
Frontline Confidential in association with the CIJ. The author of Sex Traffic: Prostitution, Crime and Exploitation talks to Margaret Renn about the sex trade and why it is so difficult to curtail.
Tuesday 17 April 2007 Frontline Club Full details
Alice – A Fight for Life
Frontline Confidential in Association with the CIJ. A discussion with John Willis about the landmark investigation Alice – A Fight for Life that told the story of cover-ups and double standards in the asbestos industry set against one woman’s fight with asbestos-related cancer. Immediately following the programme shares in the asbestos industry fell by £60 million and the...
Wednesday 21 February 2007 Frontline Club Full details
Investigation and Intrusion
Frontline Confidential in association with the CIJ. The CIJ’s director, Gavin MacFadyen argues that as investigative reporting becomes increasingly marginalised and unfunded, wealthy tabloid proprietors’ unscrupulous practices are being used to smear investigations of government corruption
Thursday 25 January 2007 Oxford University – Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Full details
Birmingham Six with Chris Mullin MP and Ray Fitzwalter
Frontline Confidential in association with the CIJ. One of Britain’s foremost investigative journalists tells how six innocent men – the Birmingham Six – were released after spending 17 years in jail following an investigative series by World in Action. Ray Fitzwalter will talk about the World in Action series, which led to the campaign to release the Birmingham Six, men who...
Wednesday 24 January 2007