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In UN General Assembly Tajikistan on Day 5 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 have Tajikistan on Day 5, between Cuba and India.

  This as Tajik journalists Avazmad Ghurbatov, Zavqibek Saidamini, and Abdusattor Pirmuhammadzoda were detained. A spokesperson for Tajikistan’s prosecutor-general confirmed that Saidamini was being held in the town of Vahdat, outside the capital, Dushanbe, and said the journalist was under investigation... A lawyer hired by Pirmuhammadzoda’s family was being denied access to the journalist...  They will not be at the ghoulish UNGA of Antonio Guterres. 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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