Paul Conroy – Training course Free HEFAT

HEFAT Lviv 2022 May

The hybrid lessons of real-life scenarios, and the data written in black and white before them, are no longer separate alien beings. My description of fitting a tourniquet to my own leg in Syria in 2012 is no longer a series of unconnected words. It’s now a graphic life or death scenario imprinted on the minds of the course attendees.


Following on from a popular Frontline Freelance Register online event with photojournalist Fabio Bucciarelli at the beginning of the pandemic about how to report on Covid safely, we hosted another event with him focusing on journalist safety in Ukraine.

Fabio has recently returned from spending the first month of the war reporting for several European media outlets. He was in conversation with FFR Board Member Zoe Flood.

HEFAT Courses in Ukraine.

As part of its campaign for the safety of freelance journalists and local field producers in Ukraine, the Frontline Club and Frontline Freelance Register are running a series of HEFAT course in Lviv, Ukraine.

The course is designed to be country specific and is aimed at people who will traveling to, and working in, Ukraine’s hot spots. The course will be in two sections. The first, security and hostile environment training, will be classroom based in Lviv centre and will cover all aspects of working in a hostile environment.

Western Ukraine’s city of Lviv was struck by four Russian missiles 18th April 2022

Western Ukraine’s city of Lviv was struck by four Russian missiles in the early hours this morning. The death toll rose to seven in the early afternoon. 

The sound of air raid sirens wailing across Lviv woke us at 7:45.

Our phones started pinging frantically as messages were swapped on social media: there had been a missile strike on Lviv.

Lviv – Ukraine by Paul Conroy

After last month’s epic lighting up of the Russian embassy in the colours of the Ukraine flag, the Frontline Club has set up an operation base in Lviv, Ukraine. We aim to run a series of hostile environment and battlefield first aid courses for freelance journalists covering the conflict. Lviv Train Station. Photo by Paul … Read moreLviv – Ukraine by Paul Conroy

StraightFromTheFrontline – Fundraiser Ukraine


#Straight From The Frontline Straight From The Frontline (#SFTF) is a new initiative aiming to provide urgent practical help to support freelance journalists on the frontline in Ukraine. It’s a development from the Frontline Club Freelance Registry ‘FFR’ which has experience of providing press cards and equipment, and continues to be a collective voice representing … Read moreStraightFromTheFrontline – Fundraiser Ukraine