Inner City Press

Inner City Press -- Investigative Reporting From the United Nations to Wall Street to the Inner City

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis

  Search Search WWW (censored?)

In Other Media-eg New Statesman, AJE, FP, Georgia, NYT Azerbaijan, CSM Click here to contact us     .


Follow us on TWITTER

Home -

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis


(FP Twitterati 100, 2013)

ICP on YouTube
Sept 24, 2013

UN: Sri Lanka


FOIA Finds  

Google, Asked at UN About Censorship, Moved to Censor the Questioner, Sources Say, Blaming UN - Update - Editorial

Support this work by buying this book

Click on cover for secure site orders

also includes "Toxic Credit in the Global Inner City"




Bank Beat

Freedom of Information

How to Contact Us

Indigenous Forum Tells ICP World Conference May Be Canceled Due to Exclusion

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, May 12 -- As the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues starts up at the UN, Inner City Press on May 12 asked a PFII panel whether the planned World Conference will, in fact, happen or be boycotted and canceled.

  The response was that it is uncertain due to a blocking of full participation by indigenous people on the conference, including in drafting and negotiating what would be an outcome document. Nothing about us, without us -- that must at least mean such participation at the UN.

  Inner City Press so far has twice asked the spokesperson for John Ashe, President of the General Assembly, about the World Conference.

 The second time the report was upbeat, everything is coming along. Now apparently now - but no public update from the PGA. The Forum, too, says it is waiting for more information but “don't hold your breath” on the Conference happening.

  Other sources told Inner City Press that instead of the Trusteeship Council Chamber which the Permanent Forum requested, they were sent to the North Lawn Building.

  Secretary General Ban Ki-moon didn't initially have a meeting scheduled but “a group of Indigenous people” was added to his agenda for 5:10 pm, just after a sure to be shrunk question and answer session on South Sudan. Watch this site.

Footnote: At the PFII press conference, the first question was given to, or taken by, Pamela Falk of CBS as the 2013-14 president of the UN's Censorship Alliance f/k/a UN Correspondents Association. Despite others waiting including Indigenous Television, Falk proceeded to ask three questions -- and then left the press conference early.

 Before Falk left, she said “I weigh in as the Secretary General did on your election.” No, the head of a group that has tried to throw journalists out of the UN, and most recently obtained then covered up many fake Twitter followers is not “like the Secretary General” - right? The new Free UN Coalition for Access is asking. We'll have more on this.


Share |

* * *

These reports are usually also available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis.

Click here for Sept 26, 2011 New Yorker on Inner City Press at UN

Click for re Libya, Sri Lanka, UN Corruption

Feedback: Editorial [at]

UN Office: S-303, UN, NY 10017 USA

Reporter's mobile (and weekends): 718-716-3540

  Search  Search WWW (censored?)

Other, earlier Inner City Press are listed here, and some are available in the ProQuest service, and now on Lexis-Nexis.

            Copyright 2006-2014 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at]