Subscribing to Reporters Sans Frontiers, or Reporters Without Borders for anglophones, brings heavy emails. Since 2019, RSF has already informed its followers that six journalists, including one citizen journalist, have been killed on duty.
There is seldom a thing that strikes fear into the heart of a community than an outbreak of disease and Ebola is no exception. It grew to global infamy in 2014 after a major outbreak claimed over 3,955 lives in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Now it is spreading in the Democratic Republic of Congo leaving the World Health Organisation to describe it as a “toxic mix of violence and community mistrust”. Ebola is being fought in a war zone.