Local, foreign media collects news in Thet Kal Pyin Camp in Sittway

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Foreign journalists gather news in a rescue camp in Rakhine State. Photo: Tin Tun (IPRD)

A guided media trip consisting of local and foreign journalists flew from Yangon to Sittway yesterday afternoon.
The media group reached Thet Kal Pyin Camp in Sittway and interviewed responsible officials about the resettlement process of the people staying in the camp.
They then met with the people at camp and asked about their accommodation and situation.
The media group included journalists and reporters from Nikkie Shimbun, NHK, Nippon TV, CRI, CNN, The Guardian Newspaper, The Washington Post, CBC, Arte Television, MRTV, MITV and MNA.
Since the incident in October 2016, media groups have been allowed access to Rakhine State once in 2016, eight times in 2017, and seventeen times in 2018, making a total of twenty-six visits. The Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State has planned for conducting two guided media trips per month within 2018, with the current trip being the 11th one.
Negotiations are made with the State Government, depending on the advice of local and foreign journalists, to gather news in Maungtaw District, with arrangements made depending on area security matters.


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