journalism safety

October 23, 2013

#safetystream for freelancers

Our first #safetystream took place at the Frontline Club on Tuesday 22 October with the Frontline Freelance Register and the Rory Peck Trust. In a series of live-streamed panel discussion, freelancers and experts delivered safety tips and guides for freelancers working in conflict zones on risk assessment, communications plans and digital security. You can watch […]

Tuesday 22 October 2013, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

#SafetyStream: A series of live-streamed panel discussions on staying safe in the field

We are joining forces with the Frontline Freelance Register and Rory Peck Trust to bring you a live online stream of safety tips and risk assessment. Three succinct online panel discussions will address the issues and answer questions about preparing freelancers for working in hostile environments. Post your questions to #safetystream now.

Friday 14 June 2013, 2:30 PM Crucible Studio Sheffield

Sheffield Doc/Fest Session: Surviving Syria – Filmmaking in Extremis

Heading to Sheffield Doc/Fest this year? Not only does the programme contain a fantastic selection of films, everyone with a full festival pass also has access to the diverse and inspiring conference programme. Join Frontline Club founder, Vaughan Smith on Friday 14 June at 2.30 PM at the Crucible Studio, for the panel Surviving Syria: Filmmaking in Extremis.

June 6, 2013

Published: Newsgathering Safety and the Welfare of Freelancers

Today we are pleased to announce the publication of our white paper, Newsgathering Safety and the Welfare of Freelancers. A year ago, we invited freelancers, editors, managers, trainers and safety advisors to come together and discuss the issues of safety in the field. Since then, professionals from across the industry have been collaborating and sharing their experiences […]

Friday 2 August 2013, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: A Video Journalist’s Toolkit

Camera skills, interview techniques and essential safety tips – this one-day workshop will cover what you will need to know before setting off as a one-man- or one-woman-band video journalist.

February 28, 2013

Calls to support fledgling freelancers as more flock to war zones

By Helena Williams   Calls to support the next generation of independent journalists working in conflict zones were made just days after French freelance photographer Olivier Voisin was killed by shrapnel in Syria.

July 15, 2006

Inside Out – July 06

What Ron McCullagh didn’t tell you in his moving tribute to Martin Adler is that the British press didn’t even name him when they reported his death. He was a “Swedish cameraman” who was killed on assignment in Mogadishu. That’s all they wrote. British broadcasters were far more responsible and were led by Jon Snow […]