Denmark's TV2 broadcaster says it has opened an office in the Syrian capital, Damascus, claiming to be the only western media to do so.

Mikkel Hertz, news director of the Odense, a channel based in central Denmark, says it was "a unique opportunity" that the channel obtained a permanent visa in Syria after "a long process."

He did not elaborate.

Longtime war correspondent Rasmus Tantholdt says it is "a better starting point for filtering out the propaganda emanating from all the warring parties."

Heryz says the office opened on Wednesday on the 15th floor of a high-rise "in a relatively peaceful area in the Syrian capital." It's manned by Tantholdt, a cameraman and a producer.