December 13, 2017

Independent journalists visit conflict areas in Maungtaw

Journalists talk to people fled from Maungtaw.  Photo: MNA

A group of independent journalists including local and foreign media yesterday talked to people, who fled their villagers after terrorist attacks, sheltering at schools in
Maungtaw.
During their tour, they witnessed preparations for burning down homes and improvise explosive devices planted by ARSA extremist terrorists in Maungtaw. They will tour around the conflict areas from 30th August to 1st September.
The group includes 18 journalists from Kyodo News, TV Asahi, Nippon TV, The Irrawady, Asahi Shimbun, Fuji TV, Nikkei Shimbun, Skynet Media, VOA, News Watch, Mizzima and the Voice. This the fourth visit of the independent journalists to northern Rakhine following their third visit in July 2017.
The first trip made from 19 to 22 December in 2016 and the second from 28th March to 1st April in 2017.

 

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