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UN Journal Re-Tweets Porn Video Then Deletes As Inner City Press Asks and UN Calls It Spam

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT Q&A, NY Post

UNITED NATIONS, November 13 – The United Nations Journal on November 13 re-tweeted a come-on for pornographic videos. Inner City Press is publishing the screenshot, from 10:31 am, here. Then as Inner City Press asked UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' Spokesman Stephane Dujarric who has had it banned from entering the UN for 132 days since having it roughed up while it reported on dirty deals in the UN Budget Committee, the UN's promotion of porn came down.

 Inner City Press asked Dujarric and his deputy, as well as Guterres' Deputy Amina J. Mohammed and chief of staff Maria Luiza Viotti (all of whom are responsible for the UN's 132 day and counting censorship) this question: "Beyond the unanswered questions on Cameroon, UN censorship and UN bribery cases, etc, this is a request for the UN's and SG's explanation of and response to the UN Journal Twitter account having this morning, at 10:31 am, re-tweeted a pornographic video advertisement."

  Dujarric's deputy Farhan Haq, who left the Cameroon and censorship questions below unanswered, wrote back to Inner City Press: "A staff member of the Journal Unit,  who is the focal point for the Journal’s social media, noticed an inappropriate retweet on the Twitter account. It seems to be a spam post on the Journal Twitter account, which we have no control over. As a safety measure, we have immediately changed the password of the account and removed the tweet." But spam is an unsolicited message one receives. Accepting arguendo the response, the claim is that the UN was hacked

The UN Journal is the way the United Nations announces formal and informal meetings, and documents such as member states' letters filed with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Its Twitter account, along with porn promotion for "more happy customers and new content cmon baby," re-tweets UN promotions such as “@antonioguterres: At a time of multiplying conflicts, advancing climate change, deepening inequality and rising tensions over trade, we need a reformed, reinvigorated and strengthened multilateral system. My remarks at #ParisPeaceForum.” (Inner City Press review of Guterres' speech here).

  But while Guterres UN justified having Inner City Press roughed up and banned on it supposedly improperly covering the UN Budget Committee meeting after 7 pm, it seems no one at his UN other than a critic is help accountable, whether for re-tweeting porn or in the case of his UN Security, watching bestiality porn during the work day. His peacekeepers commit child rapes and face as a penalty being sent back to their home country.

  Guterres calls himself a feminist. He is on November 13 once again out of town, this time to attend a predatory investor's award ceremony without answering how much it costs and what the benefit to the UN is. We'll have more on this. And on this - here are just some UNanswered questions Inner City Press has submitted to the UN this week, on top of 200 others unanswered despite the promise by Guterres' head of Global Communications Alison Smale to UN Special Rapporteur of Freedom of Expression David Kaye that despite having withdrawn Inner City Press' accreditation (and put it on a banned list) its questions would be answered:

November 12-6: On the Philippines, what is the SG's comment and action on the authorities movin to charge Maria Ressa's news website The Rappler with tax fraud?

November 13-1: On Uganda, what is the SG's comment and action on that Police in Uganda have arrested more than 80 suspects from Bobi Wine's Kyarenga concert - and on the government's treatment of opposition MP Bobi Wine more generally?

November 13-3: What is the SG's comment and action on the most recent weekend killings in Beni in DRC and what is the UN doing to protect civilians, in light of MONUSCO's budget?

November 13-4: On Cameroon, what is the SG's comment and action on that “teachers’ trade union of the Anglophone sub system of education in Cameroon have frown at the recent decree of the Head of State reorganising the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board. In a memorandum addressed to the Head of State and signed by the various leaders of the five teachers’ trade union, Paul Biya has been asked to review his decision which could be seen as a dissolution of the Anglophone sub system of education. The teachers say the new text reorganising the GCE Board does not take into consideration the April 1998 Law in Cameroon which lays down guidelines for education in Cameroon and took into considderation the historical reality of the country which provided for two-sub systems of education. Ignoring that law in the recent text is grossly abusive to the Anglophone system of education, the teachers said. The teachers also say the fact that the board has been charged with organising not only GCE Examinations but the Advance Professional Certificate, a change of name of the structure would have been suitbale. They went further to proposed the board be called The Cameroon Anglophone Examination Board or simply the Cameroon Examination Board.” Again, when was Francois Fall last in Cameroon?

November 13-5: Now that it is clear that Foreign Intelligence Surveilance Act wiretaps show Sheri Yan, jailed for UN bribery in the PGA John Ashe case, communicating and planned with Patrick Ho of CEFC, please explain why SG Antonio Guterres has not even started an audit into the range CEFC's bribery and interactions in the UN, why it still has access to UN while Inner City Press which which pursued Ng Lap Seng's and Yan's bribery even into the UN Press Briefing Room (29 Jan 2016) and the Patrick Ho / CEFC case, has been denied access to anything in the UN for 132 days with no due process.

November 13- 6: As asked since November 8 and now further specified: I am informed that the SG's spokesman has selectively contacted some of those (from Europe) raising questions about the UN 3 July 2018 Press ouster and ban since and urged watching my Periscope broadcasts “outside of the SG’s residence” - as if those stand-ups, across Sutton Place from this $15 million mansion, are not covered by free press principles and claimed among other things that Inner City Press improperly filmed on the 4th floor. Since MALU told me I could film on the 4th floor without an escort or minder, this is a request that you immediately provide the information requested yesterday and the specifics of the incidents the Spokesman has referred to, and that you state in what capacity Antonio Guterres' spokesman undertook these communications.

I specifically ask you to explain the statement that “ I have responsibility to make sure that my staff is safe” - which is precisely what the US Administration is saying regarding the CNN reporter who's six day ban they are not being sued for. This is a request that immunity lifted.

Given his vague allusions to hostile environment, please explain why he and the UN have done nothing whether some correspondents were shouted down by Dujarric's favorites, were elbowed at the UNSC stakeout, etc - clearly the concern about environment is selective and a pretext, to be address by communication not roughing and and banning including no due process inclusion on a withheld “banned from the UN” list and even targeting for attempted ouster as from the Park East Synagogue on Oct 31.

Since even the Spokesman's false claims do not justify banning me from the noon briefing now for 128 days this is a formal request that beginning Nov 13 I be allowed - escorted if you see fit - to enter to attend and ask question at the noon briefing on, for example, Sri Lanka, Burundi and the UN Budget, which the Spokesman purports to respect my right to do. There is no allegation that at any noon briefing I caused any of the Spokesman's unnamed sources to feel “unsafe.” Ironically, I was covering the Budget Committee when I was roughed up by UN Security on July 3. For re-entry to noon briefing, my application to MALU in early September was never acted on - MALU is being cc-ed here - and should now be approved and access restored in light of the contents of the Spokesman's communications. Immediately.

November 13- 7: On Niger, what is the SG's comment and action on that “the opposition demonstrated against the electoral code on Sunday. Several articles are problematic, in particular Article 8. It prevents anyone sentenced to one year or more in prison from running for president - a clause excluding de facto the leader of the Nigerian opposition, Hama Amadou?

November 13-8: The SG's trip to DC today - how much does it cost? How many UN personnel are going?  When was it decided on? Where is the speech the SG will read? What is the benefit the UN?


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