"A Japanese official quoted an expert from the World Meteorological Organization as saying the group was unable to obtain necessary information from Japan. He said this led to difficulties in projecting how radioactive materials would spread around the world."
This article appears to be discussing a meeting discussing the initial response, and criticizing the initial lack of information. It appears to be a 'hearing'-type meeting about how to fix things in the future, not about an ongoing problem.
For example: The official said other member countries also criticized Japan's initial emergency response. They said they could not fully explain to their nationals what was happening as Japan failed to release detailed information immediately after the accident.
The quote you lifted says: the group was unable to obtain necessary information, again suggesting this is discussing a problem they ran into in the past.
If they were having trouble getting information today, I would have expected them to make comments to that effect, like "the group is still unable to obtain necessary information".
BTW, IAEA hasn’t updated the information about Fukushima in his blog since June 2nd. That’s information sharing!
Having worked in a traditional Japaneese company and culture this doesnt surprise me a bit. Culture is very strange, and in my opinion hypocritical. Better than the ROP though!!
Hmmm.... Must be two different IAEAs:
IAEA: Handling of Fukushima has been exemplary: