Published on Sunday, 09 June 2013 11:04
An NHK TV News team has been denied permission to report in camps housing displaced families from the riots in Meikhtila, central Myanmar, according to an official from the Japanese news agency.
The NHK TV team was attempting to report on the aftermath of the communal clashes in central Myanmar between Buddhists and Muslims. The team went to the damaged wards where the riot started on March 20 but were denied access to the refugee camps and other areas.
"We understand that the situation is a delicate and complex one. But our [reporters] job is to witness the situation and report that matter to the public," said a Japanese official from the NHK World News Agency.
"We asked permission to film the refugee camps at the district court the last two weeks. Although, we have applied for permission to film in Mandalay Region, there is no reply so we were not able to film the refugee camps," he added.
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