After Ebola: The Hub
Citizen journalists report their stories of recovery in Sierra Leone
The world’s media extensively covered the Ebola crisis at its peak, but over time, the epidemic’s impact on communities in West Africa has fallen off the news agenda.
After Ebola picks up the story where the world left off.
New Internationalist teamed up with media advocates On Our Radar for this unique collaboration with citizen reporters.
Their stories reveal Ebola's lasting impacts on friendship, community and the ties that bind us to one another.
Interactive digital feature: Back in touch
Narrated by citizen journalists and drawing from the experiences of ordinary Sierra Leoneans, Back in Touch offers an intimate window into how communities cope with, and process, an epidemic.
We're proud to announce that we were highly commended for this web documentary at the Association for International Broadcasting awards in November. Judges praised the 'intricate, fascinating and unvarnished stories', which were produced by citizen journalists in partnership with On Our Radar. View full screen.
The magazine: Love in the time of Ebola
Ebola is not a new disease – it’s been around since 1976 – so why did over 11,000 West Africans die 2014-16? Did we learn the right lessons from Ebola? Hazel Healy takes a critical look at the humanitarian response and meets the people working to rebuild. Read this magazine's keynote article.
Read more from the citizen reporters just below.
Citizen reporters tell their stories of recovery
For better or worse
Mamie Lebbi, the first woman to test positive for Ebola, describes how she survived in the bush with her husband’s help Read more.
'I speak for the girls'
Elizabeth Katta talks about the lingering impacts of teenage pregnancy, which spiked during Ebola. Read more.
Gangsters turn mobilizers
The Tripoli Boys kicked Ebola out of their neighbourhood. Amjata Bayoh and Mohamed S Camara find out what happened next. Read more.
'Everything is on my shoulders'
Serah Tomba went from being a student to sole carer of seven orphans. Read more.
People in Sierra Leone are still living with the consequences of the most deadly outbreak of Ebola in history. Through images, we look at out how they are coping, two years on. By Hazel Healy. View gallery.
Ebola - the facts
Click the image to view our zoomable infograph about the spread of Ebola through West Africa.
Why did the market fail to produce a vaccine?
Mustapha Dumbaya, lost 47 relatives in the outbreak. He explores why dysfunctional R&D is letting down those people who need it most. Read more.
The citizen reporters
The story from those who lived through it
The world’s media obsessed over Ebola at its peak. But what happened next? Paul Myles introduces the Sierra Leonean citizen reporters who stayed with the story. Read more.
New Internationalist teamed up with On Our Radar to produce the interactive feature Back in Touch. In this powerful collection of videos, citizen journalists’ tell their stories of loss, love and reconnection in post-Ebola Sierra Leone. View them through this playlist:
On Our Radar: Hub
Local citizen reporter voices from the heart of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. Visit the hub.
Country profile: Sierra Leone
From our January 2010 New Internationalist magazine. Read more.
All Sierra Leone content
View all blogs, features and magazine articles published by New Internationalist. Read more.
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June 2016, Issue 493