Filming in the Stans?
5 of us guys from New Zealand are heading from Vladivostok to London next year via Mongolia and the 'stans. We've been thinking about taking a couple of cameras with us to record our trip, at least for memory's sake if nothing more.
I remember reading somewhere that officials in various stans (maybe uzbekistan, turkmenistan and tajikistan?) aren't welcoming of journalists (ie won't let them into the country). If we have a camera with us, are we likely to be branded as journalists? Would anyone have advice on how we can explain that we're just filming the thing for our own memory?