IamA IamA New York Times video journalist Ben C. Solomon, covering the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. AMA!
I'm Ben C. Solomon, an International Video Journalist for The New York Times currently in Sierra Leone.
I spent the past week and a half in many of the Ebola hot spots (Kenema, Kailahun and the surrounding villages) making video documentaries for www.nytimes.com/video/
I've worked in Sierra Leone a lot over the past few years and am grateful to be reporting on these tough times.
Happy to field any questions about the situation and about the work being done to contain it.
PLEASE Consider donating to MSF (Doctors Without Borders) who are working tremendously hard here to stop the spread and surely saving thousands of lives. msf.me/1mGqmmK
Check out my dispatches here: A Village Devastated by Ebola http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/africa/100000003050318/a-village-devastated-by-ebola.html
Inside Hospital’s Ebola Battle http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/africa/100000003045620/ebola-ravages-hospital-and-dashes-hope.html
edit: Thanks for the great questions! I'm head back out east today and will have limited internet access. Will try to check up on any new questions and respond when I can.
My Proof: photo: http://imgur.com/0Rzpw5H tweet: https://twitter.com/bcsolomon/status/499256466059317248