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UN Gallach Spox Admits Never Contacted ICP, Dujarric Again "I'm Done"

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, February 26 -- After Inner City Press was summarily ejected from the UN on February 19, given only two hours notice by UN Under Secretary General for Public Information Cristina Gallach, moves to defend the ouster were under taken by Ban Ki-moon's spokesman Stephane Dujarric and the executive committee of the UN Correspondents Association, which issued a strange statement to BuzzFeed.

  On February 26, Inner City Press asked Dujarric about his role, and quotes in another article, in Business Insider. From the UN transcript:

Inner City Press: yesterday at the Security Council stakeout, the President of the Council, Venezuela, asked about press freedom at the UN and said, I hope you get your office back.  I'm asking you, are you aware of this?  And the reason I'm asking you is, you often from this podium say, it's an institution of Member States.  We'll say, why doesn't Ban Ki-moon stop taking such-and-such peacekeepers who are known to be sexual abusers and you'll say, well, it's up to Member States.  So this is the President of the Council.  And I'm wondering, do you take note of it?  The Staff Union has also issued a same call, so my question behind it is this.  I'm looking at an article that came out during the briefing, admittedly, in Business Insider.  It quotes… it has your office.  It says I was thrown out of my office and into the street because…

Spokesman Dujarric:  Matthew, what is the question?

Inner City Press:  Okay.  My question is this.  My question is as follows:  Is it true that, as part of this investigation that never involved talking with me once, as now acknowledged by DPI (Department of Public Information) to Business Insider, that your office spoke with them?  And if so, what did you say?

Spokesman Dujarric:  That who… spoke with whom?

Inner City Press:  It says right here.  It says that a spokesman for DPI said that it wasn't necessary to speak with me because they spoke… DP… quote, DPI also spoke at length with the Office of the Spokesman.  He's quoting you.

Spokesman Dujarric:  Matthew, Matthew, Matthew… [cross talk] As much as I trust what you're reading, I would like to read what you're reading from first.

Inner City Press:  Okay.  Will you give me an answer today?

Spokesman:  Second of all, I know the Mission of Venezuela was in contact with the Department of Public Information, and all their questions were answered.

Inner City Press:  Not true.

Spokesman:  Matthew… [cross talk]

Inner City Press:  Darrin Farrant told them nothing would be changed.  That's a direct quote.

Spokesman:  Matthew, I'm done.  Thank you.

  This "I'm done" answering was how Dujarric cut off Inner City Press' questions about corruption - just before Inner City Press was ousted.


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