The Frontline Club Quiz – November
Test yourself against the Frontline Club’s best in the atmospheric surroundings of the members’ club room. Tickets are £5 each, all proceeds go towards the Frontline Fund (formerly known as the Fixers’ Fund), raising funds for the families of fixers killed or injured around the world while working with the international media.
In celebration of our tenth year the November Quizmaster is Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith.
Before founding the Frontline Club, Vaughan worked as an award-winning independent cameraman and video news journalist covering wars and conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo and elsewhere. During that time he also ran Frontline Television News, an agency set up to represent the interests of young journalists who wanted to push the envelope of their profession.
During those turbulent years, which began with the fall of Communism and lasted until 9/11, Frontline freelances captured some of the best conflict footage around the world. Vaughan himself filmed the only uncontrolled footage of the Gulf War in 1991, after he bluffed his way into an active-duty unit while disguised as a British Army officer.
The risks that Frontline journalists took were great and eight members or former members were killed while working in the field. The Frontline Club is dedicated to their memory. Vaughan, himself, was shot twice but escaped both times with light injuries. He was saved once by his mobile telephone when a bullet hit it during the Prekaz incident that launched the 1998 Kosovo insurgency.
The Frontline Club was set up by Vaughan in 2003 in honour of colleagues at the Frontline News Television agency who died pursuing their work.
This month we have six tins of organic, batch roasted coffee to give away to the winners thanks to our friends over at Alma de Cuba.