On The Record

The UK’s first memorial dedicated to journalists reporting from the frontline will be an enduring tribute to their bravery and sacrifice in pursuit of the truth.

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On The Record will be a permanent place to remember those who have lost their lives while reporting from conflict zones

The UK’s first memorial to frontline journalists will highlight the crucial role journalism plays in upholding democracy and human rights for future generations.


We propose that On the Record will be located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Many groups are recognised at the Arboretum and it is the home of the UK’s Armed Forces Memorial.


The On The Record campaign is led by Press Gazette and international communications leader Andrew Baud, and is already supported by veteran reporters and media industry experts.


At its heart, a striking sculpture will symbolise the bravery and resilience of frontline journalists, creating a place for family, friends and colleagues to remember them, and for current and future generations to learn about the role of the media in conflict.


The memorial will be complemented by a digital database containing the stories of fallen UK-based journalists, preserving their legacy, and ensuring their own achievements and experiences are put ‘on the record’ for perpetuity.

‘Our mission is to report these horrors of war with accuracy and without prejudice’

Marie Colvin

Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Killed while reporting from Syria, 22 February 2012

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If you would like to offer your support for On the Record, please contact Andrew Baud on 07775 715775 or complete the enquiry form below.

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