If you're the type who would sleep better if you knew what to do in a hostage situation, then clear your diary for tonight. Aimed at journalists and anyone likely to be working in war zones, the Frontline Club is holding a talk titled Managing a Hostage Crisis, covering what to do if you find yourself taken hostage and what the rise of kidnapping situations in war zones means for war reporting.
The panel for tonight includes freelance cameraman Olaf Wiig who was kidnapped at gunpoint in Gaza, his wife Anita McNaught who campaigned for his release and Scott Peterson who ran the campaign to free kidnapped Christian Science Monitor reporter Jill Carroll in Baghdad.
If you miss this talk tonight, the Frontline Club hosts weekly talks and double-bill screenings of ground-breaking documentaries. It is is a media club for independent journalism and freedom of expression that prides itself on being completely devoid of air-kissing and bullshitting. Originally a collective of freelance journalists working in warzones and now a membership organisation for international photographers, journalists and cameramen, the club hosts weekly talks and double-bill screenings of ground-breaking documentaries. It ain't the Groucho, that's for sure. To join and for more information on the events programme, go to the website here.
Managing a Hostage Crisis, 7.30pm tonight, the Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place (nearest tube Paddington). For more information and to book, go to the website here.