When a reporter was covering the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, the cameraman she was following was quickly taken off air.
The incident came just two days after the reporter had interviewed the country’s top Ebola prevention official and her colleague on the ground, and was filmed showing a woman in a hospital gown and holding a white cloth wrapped around her head.
“We were just trying to get the information out about the situation that was unfolding on the street, and I saw this woman, I don’t know what her background was,” the reporter, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Globe and Mail.
“I started filming, and then I was just taken off.”
The woman in the hospital gown, who was not named, was seen to be giving the Ebola survivor a warm hug, and the footage was soon picked up by local news outlets.
“I had to take it down because it was inappropriate,” the woman said.
“It’s not like they [the reporters] were trying to take advantage of the situation.”
It’s one of several such incidents that has been reported in the country, which has been gripped by an outbreak that has claimed more than 10,000 lives and caused millions of dollars in damage.
The country’s public broadcaster has been ordered to stop covering the story, and a court has ordered a public apology.
But in a statement, the broadcaster said it is “fully committed” to covering the news, and said it had “a zero tolerance policy” for the actions of its journalists.
“The safety and well-being of our staff is of paramount importance to us and we take these matters very seriously,” the statement said.
But the Ebola outbreak has led to an increase in the number of journalists and journalists’ assistants being asked to step aside in the face of crisis, according to a report by the University of Western Australia’s journalism school.
It found that in 2015, there were an estimated 1,769 cases of Ebola in Liberia alone.
In the same year, the number had more than doubled, to 1,622.
The university report, titled “Ebola: The new virus: a new frontier,” said the number has also been growing rapidly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
“There is a growing perception that Ebola coverage in the media is being driven by fear and a desire to protect a particular segment of society,” the report said.
The BBC said the increase in Ebola cases in Liberia could be linked to the Ebola crisis.
“This is something that is happening at the moment,” a spokesperson for the broadcaster told The Associated Press.
“There are people who are dying of Ebola, and they are dying in the newsrooms.
There’s a real fear of Ebola and that’s the reason why the numbers have increased.”‘
We have to stop the reporting’The Ebola outbreak is not new to the region.
In 2014, the Liberian government launched an investigation into the “tampering with public records” of a group of journalists working for an Associated Press journalist.
The AP later reported that the investigation was based on a complaint from the journalists.
The investigation is ongoing.
But according to the University Of Western Australia study, the Ebola case rate in Liberia has now surpassed that of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The report noted that the number is on the rise in Liberia because of a surge in Ebola deaths in that country.
The report, “Ebooms, Ebola, media coverage, and media-related health care costs,” also said the increased Ebola cases have been a factor behind the increasing number of coronavirus cases reported in Liberia.
“It is a new, emerging disease, and it is not known when it will reach Liberia,” the study said.