Frontline Annual Party and Awards – FULLY BOOKED

Talk Friday 28th November, 2008



With great pleasure we invite club members to join us in celebrating Frontline’s 5th anniversary. The party begins with free drinks and canapés and will be followed by the presentation of Frontline’s Journalism Awards, in association with Canon.


The Frontline Club Award

Photojournalist Yuri Kozyrev wins this award for his exceptional coverage of the Iraq war. He has maintained a near continuous presence on the ground since March 2003 and his work has offered the world a unique, comprehensive and honest portrait of the people at the centre of the conflict. His essays can be found here and here.

The Frontline Special Commendation

Journalist and author Arkady Babchenko wins the Special Commendation for his outstanding coverage of the war in South Ossetia and Georgia where he showed extraordinary courage and initiative to document the recent war. Babchenko currently works as a correspondent for Novaya Gazeta. His photo essay can be found here.

The Frontline Memorial Tribute

The recipient of the 2008 Memorial Tribute must remain undisclosed for their personal security.

The names of the winners will be carved on to a plaque in the clubroom and they will receive lifetime membership of the Frontline Club. Also, this year we are delighted to announce that the winners will also receive a high-end Canon product.

100% of funds raised on the night will go to the Fixers Fund – set up by the Frontline Club Charitable Trust to promote responsibility in the news industry for the welfare of fixers and translators.


The Panel of Judges:

Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker
Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East Editor
Patrick Cockburn, The Independent
Carlotta Gall, The New York Times
Gary Knight, VII Photo Agency
Christina Lamb, The Sunday Times.
Allan Little, BBC correspondent
Anthony Loyd, The Times
Seamus Murphy, freelance
Vaughan Smith, Frontline Club (chair)
Jon Swain, The Sunday Times


Frontline is delighted that the event is sponsored by Canon:

“Canon has been a long-time supporter of photo and video journalists. Working in some of the harshest conditions, we understand that these professionals in this environment need the toughest, most dependable equipment available. Canon UK is proud to be supporting The Frontline Club Awards 2008 and the bravery and dedication of the individuals they recognise.”

Guido Jacobs, the Marketing Director of Canon Consumer Imaging UK


The Fixers Fund

The fund was created in May 2007 after Ajmal Naqshbandi and Sayed Agha were murdered in Afghanistan while working for La Repubblica’s Daniele Mastrogiacomo. The fund raises money for the families of fixers killed or injured while working with the international media. Last year we raised $7,000, which was shared between the families of Ajmal and Sayed. Charity Christmas cards will be on sale on the night, of which 100% will go to the Fixers Fund.