HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will be the guest of honour at a service to commemorate those journalists, camera-crew and support staff who have died on the frontline. The service will be at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, on Tuesday 21 November.
The annual service, which is this year entitled In the Eye of the Storm, also serves as a reminder that there are many journalists who are missing or held captive, and many more who continue to report at great risk.
Sky News foreign affairs editor Sam Kiley will give an address, and readings will be given by other senior figures across the media industry. The service will be led by Canon Alison Joyce, Rector of St Bride’s.
“We demand a great deal of our journalists, foreign correspondents, camera-crew and support staff, expecting them to keep us informed about difficult and dangerous situations in the trouble spots of the world,” said St Bride's head of operations James Irving.
“ We will be honouring those who have paid the ultimate price in bringing us the truth as they see it, as well as celebrating the profession of journalism, and the priceless value of free speech.”