July 25, 2024

How to Freelance Safely – Part Two *NEW DATE


The brutal murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff have again brought to the fore the dangers that front-line journalists face. With freelancers being relied upon more and more, it is imperative that they have the resources and training to protect themselves, as well as to help them get the story.

Following an event on the topic in New York that OPC co-sponsored along with the Frontline Club and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, OPC will travel to London to continue the discussion.

We will bring together a panel of freelance journalists, editors and experts in the safety field to examine what more needs to be done to make sure freelancers are supported by the news industry and have the resources available to prepare themselves for the risks of front-line reporting.

The panel will be chaired by David Loyn, BBC Afghanistan correspondent.

The panel:

Vaughan Smith: Founder of London’s Frontline Club, award-winning independent cameraman and member of the board of representatives for the Frontline Freelance Register (FFR).

Marcus Mabry: Editor at large of The New York Times and president of the OPC. Previously he worked for the The New York Times and International Herald Tribune in in London and Paris, and was the associate national editor.

Ben De Pear: Editor of Channel 4 News and a member of the board of trustees for Rory Peck Trust.

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Click here to book a ticket.