Frontline Freelance Register created to help freelance war reporters
June 21, 2013
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Frontline Club’s Vaughan Smith has launched the Frontline Freelance Register, a representative body created to help freelance war journalists and photographers…….
Vaughan Smith – Image courtesy of Frontline Club
The Frontline Freelance Register is a new representative body for freelance conflict photographers and journalists, created to “address the current gaps in the media landscape and [for freelancers] to take responsibility for their own safety and security,” says Vaughan Smith of the Frontline Club in London.
“I think this is all linked to the coverage of the Syrian conflict, which is increasingly being conducted by freelancers,” he tells BJP in a phone interview, hours before news emerged that two journalists, including photographer Edouard Elias, had been abducted on their way to Aleppo in Syria. “The dangers are obviously great. In fact, I think it’s hard to find anything else in the past two decades that has been as dangerous for journalists as Syria has become.”…