August 15, 2017

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Foreign and local media leave for Maungtaw

Local and foreign correspondents are seen at Yangon International Airport before their departure for Rakhine State. Photo: MNA

Media representatives including reporters from foreign media groups boarded a plane in Yangon for Maungtaw township in Rakhine State yesterday.
The media trip conducted by Ministry of Information will allow journalists to report independently from 28 March to 1 April about the ground situation, border passing, commodity importing, the fishing industry, incidents of fire, resettlement, returnees who fled due to terrorist incidents, and prevention of conspiracies for terrorist acts in Maungtaw township.
The media representative are from TV Asahi, the BBC, VOA, EPA, Nippon, Fuji TV, Central News Bureau, Frontier Myanmar, Myanmar News Agency, Myanmar Alin and Kyaemon, a total 18 journalists led by General Manager U Ye Naing from the News and Periodicals Enterprise.
A media group visited Maungtaw previously in December 2016 for the first time since the October attacks on border outposts that killed nine policemen. —Myanmar News Agency

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