Received word that I’ve been accepted into the Frontline Club’s Freelance Register. Groups like this are more and more necessary. A bit of info:
“The FFR’s core objective is to support the physical and mental well-being of actively working, international freelance journalists who take physical risks in their work. In a world where staff jobs and fully paid foreign assignments are increasingly scarce, foreign and war reporting is dominated by freelancers, many of whom are deeply committed professionals doing outstanding work. At the same time, many of these freelancers lack the institutional support and the financial means to adequately manage the challenges of operating in dangerous environments in the long term. They also lack organised representation, often leaving them at the mercy of powerful media groups. FFR aims to help freelancers by providing them with a forum, a representative body and a critical mass to face some of these challenges.
The FFR aims to ensure its members observe responsible news gathering standards consistent with industry-established safety standards. FFR aims to build a community of independent journalists, establishing a voice for them by working with journalist support organisations, industry figures and those with an interest in safety and security to support its members and champion safety and professional practice.”
For more, visit their website.