Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) is run by freelancers, for freelancers. FFR aims to provide freelance foreign and conflict journalists with representation and a sense of community, vital in this fragmented profession.

Championing journalistic best practice and the observation of industry-level safety standards, FFR works with organisations that provide support to, or employ the services of, its members – to better support those members.

The Code of Conduct that the FFR’s members commit to upholding demonstrates their commitment to professionalism while conducting their work.

The FFR was launched on June 7 2013 along with the publication of the Frontline Club white paper, Newsgathering Safety and the Welfare of Freelancers.



25 Oct 2013

The Frontline Freelance Register has, with the generous support of Battleface Plans, been holding our first exhibition of members work, at Prix Bayeux Calvados in Normandy, France.

16 Oct 2013

The Frontline Freelance Register is joining forces with the Rory Peck Trust and the Frontline Club to bring you a live online stream of safety tips and advice.

About Us

The Frontline Freelance Register is a representative body for freelancers, created and run by freelancers.

The FFR's core objective is to support the physical and mental wellbeing of freelance journalists.
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Membership is open to all freelance journalists working in conflict or foreign reporting who commit to the FFR Code of Conduct.


Security is an issue we all take seriously. The difference is that if an independent journalist gets kidnapped or killed, he or she will most likely be labelled as ‘an irresponsible daredevil'. If a staffer from a large organisation is kidnapped, he or she will most likely get television interviews and praise for ‘risking it all' to get the story.
Javier Manzano

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