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.
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.
The Frontline Freelance Register is deeply saddened by the death of member Chris Allen while covering the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. Chris was embedded with rebel forces and died during heavy clashes with government troops in the town of Kaya in Yei River State on Saturday.
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