Frontline Freelance Register Launch


Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) is run by freelancers, for freelancers. FFR aims to provide freelance foreign and conflict journalists with representation and a sense of community, vital in this fragmented profession.

Championing journalistic best practice and the observation of industry-level safety standards, FFR works with organisations that provide support to, or employ the services of, its members – to better support those members.

The Code of Conduct that the FFR’s members commit to upholding demonstrates their commitment to professionalism while conducting their work.

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RISC Training for Journalists

RISC trains and equips freelance journalists in all media to treat life-threatening injuries on the battlefield. Freelancers comprise the vast majority of those who cover wars, and consequently make up the vast majority of deaths and injuries. Surviving a gunshot or shrapnel wound is often a matter of doing the right thing in the first few minutes, and our training focuses on that brief, critical period of time. It is our hope to make first aid training the industry norm – like having a flak jacket or sat phone – and to prevent unnecessary deaths in a job that is so vital to human dignity and human rights.

RISC – Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues
Huffington Post Article
Committee to Protect Journalists
Reporters Without Borders
International Federation of Journalists

Embedistan – Embed links

Oxford English Dictionary

“Even before a magazine journalist brought down Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the institutionalized practice of journalists moving and living with military units was one of the most controversial legacies of America’s 21st-century wars” – Stephen Farrell /