This membership form is designed for 2 categories of membership. Please follow either the FC (Frontline Club) or FFR (Frontline Freelance Register) parts of this application accordingly:

The Frontline Club (FC)

Our members are drawn from a wide community of journalists, other media professionals and people committed to press freedom, including photographers, writers, filmmakers, artists, diplomats and aid workers. To apply, you need a proposer. If you feel you share our values and would like to join the club but don't know any current members, please get in touch at for more details.

Frontline Freelance Register (FFR)

The Frontline Freelance Registers is a representative body for international freelance journalists who are exposed to risk in their work. FFR aims to provides registrants with representation and a sense of community. Full FFR members get Frontline Club membership automatically.

FFR is open to all freelance journalists who are exposed to risk while working in foreign environments and who agree to adhere to our Code of Conduct. FFR offers two types of membership, ASSOCIATE and FULL.

ASSOCIATE – is open to all freelance journalists who meet our above criteria. There is no joining fee and members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Monthly newsletters.
  • Networking and professional development events.
  • Access to safety and professional resources
  • Profile displayed on FFR's public registry (there is an opt-out option available)
  • A platform to demonstrate your professionalism and that you champion the safety and welfare of freelance journalists.
  • Belonging to a community of international independent journalists.
  • Safety kit loans and discounts on purchase of new kit.
  • Discount to Frontline Club membership.

FULL – is open to all freelance journalists who meet our above criteria. However applications are subject to a higher verification process. Applicants are required to have up-to-date safety training certification and professional references. Full membership incurs an annual fee of $75 (USD). Full members enjoy the same benefits as associates, and in addition they are also able to:

  • Order a Frontline Club Press Card. For more information on these press cards, please visit the Frontline Club website
  • Request professional references from FFR for accreditation purposes
  • Obtain discounted insurance policies