What is the Fixer’s Fund?

October 23, 2008

Prompted by the murder of Ajmal Naqshbandi in Afghanistan in 2007, the Frontline Club has initiated the Fixer’s Fund – a special project to raise money for the families of fixers killed or injured around the world while working with the international media.

Please support this worthy cause. The death of fixers and support staff in the field are all too often swiftly forgotten but foreign reporters could not operate in the field without them. To try and help these unsung heroes of the industry, the Frontline Club has set up this fund and pledges to pass on 100 percent of all the contributions it receives to the families involved.

All cheques should be made out to The Frontline Club Charitable Trust or donate to the fund on the Charity Giving website.

If you’ve nipped into the Frontline Club recently you might have noticed the Fixers Fund gift donation envelopes, on the stairs, at the bar and in the forum. We’ve also put together a short video explaining more about the fund and how it was started following the murder of Ajmal Naqshbandi. Afghan journalist and fixer Najibullah Razzaq discusses the importance of their job along with BBC journalists Alan Little, Jeremy Bowen and Martin Bell. 



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