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UN General Assembly Week Has Egypt Day 1 As UN Limits Media Access to NYC or DC Residents

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UN GATE, Sept 5 – For the 2022 UN General Assembly week, with coverage from the inside restricted to scribes living in New York City's tri-state area or in DC, will feature Egypt's head of state on the first day, between Bolivia and Peru.

This as Egyptian journalist Raouf Ebeid has detained by this head of state's security forces, first in unknown location until July 18, when he appeared before the state prosecutor. On July 18, the state prosecutor charged Ebeid with belonging to a terrorist group and spreading false news, without stating the reason for the charges.

  Authorities ordered him to be detained for 15 days, held him until August 21, and then renewed his detention for another 15 days. He will not be at Antonio Guterres' ghoulish UNGA. But Sisi's scribes, to one of whom Guterres gave Inner City Press' long time UN work space, may be. Watch this site.

  How corrupt is today’s United Nations and its in-house UN press corps? For this months UN General Assembly Week 2022, the UN while inviting from all over the world diplomats like the South Sudan ambassador who recently raped a woman in NYC then fled with diplomatic immunity has limited media access to only to correspondents “residing in the tri-state area or Washington, D.C.”  

The announcement was quietly placed on the UN’s website.

First, “NOTE ON UNGA: In order to manage overall risk related to COVID-19 during the high-level period of the General Assembly (UNGA), entry to the United Nations will be limited to long-term media pass holders.”  

When you click through to see what “long-term” means (after the UN under Guterres ousted Inner City Press which covered Ban Ki-moon and even the end of Kofi Annan) you find it means correspondents “residing in the tri-state area or Washington, D.C.”   

  This was presaged by a cryptic message from United Nations Corrspondents Association boss Valeria Robecco, who like UNSG Antonio Guterres' Media Accrediation and Liaison Unit censor Melissa Fleming have refused to answer a polite letter about Press access from the pro bono law firm Quinn Emanuel, here.

So the less than 100 correspondents, heavy with state media and retirees, making up the UN Correspondents Association (which partnered with a Chinese government fraudster whose bribery indictment was unsealed on September 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York) have sold out journalists all over the world – and, as with Inner City Press, in New York City.

   We’ll have more on this.


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