Previous Events

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 Frontline Club Full details
Freedom of Information Meeting
Frontline Confidetial in association with the CIJ. Would proposed changes to the Freedom of Information Act violate the public’s right to know? An important meeting on current threats to the UK’s only FOI law, with Heather Brooke, David Leigh, Maurice Frankel and Nick Fielding.
Tuesday 21 November 2006 Frontline Club Full details
The Insider
Frontline Confidential. Screening and discussion of “The Insider” with Richard Sambrook (Head of BBC Global News) and Gavin MacFadyen (cij) on the treatment of whistleblowers by their companies and the media, exemplified by CBS 60 Minutes. Producer Lowell Bergman.
Friday 10 November 2006 City University Full details
Anna Politkovskaya
A memorial and protest at the murder of Anna Politkovskaya in which, with five others, Alexander Litvinenko was a featured speaker and who, sadly, at that point had just been admitted to hospital, poisoned.
Thursday 9 November 2006 City University Full details
Sonia Shah: The Truth About the Pharmaceuticals
Frontline Confidential in association with the CIJ. A report from Sonia Shah on unsupervised drug trials by big pharmaceutical companies in the developing world that have caused death and serious illness.
Monday 6 November 2006 Frontline Club Full details
Deception: The Sale of Nuclear Weapons Technology
Frontline Confidential in association with the CIJ. Investigative journalists Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark reveal a vast nuclear black-market sanctioned by Pakistan’s military elite, financed by aid money from the US, Saudi Arabia and Libya and receiving assistance from China.
Monday 25 September 2006 Frontline Club Full details
A Question of Torture
Frontline Club Public Forum. Professor Alfred McCoy, speaking on the historical origins of the scientific study interrogation in the post-war US and Russian security services. McCoy, who first documented the controversial relationship between opium gum-base production in the ‘golden triangle’ and the US government, recently published a groundbreaking study on state terror and torture.
Friday 21 July 2006 Frontline Club Full details
Crisis in US Investigative Reporting
Frontline Club Public Forum. Chuck Lewis, founder and chief executive of the Washington DC-based Center for Public Integrity, speaking on the failure of the US mainstream media to confront the Iraq war. Lewis is one of the most awarded anti-corruption journalists in the US whose books exposed the detail of congressional fraud and financial misrepresentation.
Thursday 20 July 2006 Frontline Club Full details