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UN Ban on Inner City Press Criticized by CPJ But Gently Still No Actions By US State Dept or UN Fleming

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 14 – In the run-up to a no-vaccination, honor-system UN General Assembly week that started September 21, 2021 Inner City Press on September 13, 2021 applied to the United Nations for access to ask questions about public health, UN corruption Cameroon, Haiti and other issues. Receipt of the application was acknowledged on September 15 - and then denied without any reason given on January 10, 2022, photo here.

On January 13, 2022 Inner City Press asked the Committee to Protect Journalists, which often partners with the UN, about it, during a Zoom press conference. On camera, the question was not directly answered. But afterward CPJ sent Inner City Press this:

"While the UN can reasonably assert that violating known guidelines could result in the loss of credentials, it was not as transparent as it could have been throughout its investigation. We would encourage the UN to implement a more transparent investigation process for incidents involving accredited press, both resident or non-resident. Any formal process adopted by the UN for reviewing credentials should provide an opportunity where the journalist is able to respond to any allegations made against them."

   Inner City Press is asking the UN about CPJ's "encouragement" to belatedly provide due process (and let Inner City Press back in, with the state media and retirees they have in there). Inner City Press has asked a number of people at CPJ: "Noting "We would encourage the UN to implement a more transparent investigation process for incidents involving accredited press, both resident" - be aware in my case there was no investigation and has been no opportunity for review or appeal since. This week the UN denied my Sept 2021 application for accreditation to enter to cover the UN General Assembly with no reason given...     So I'm wondering what CPJ can and will do to encourage the UN, with which it has communications and contacts, to implement these encouragement? Please let me know." Watch this site.

Guterres and others including but not limited to USG Fleming have been written to on my behalf by the Quinn Emanuel law firm, no response yet despite confirmation of receipt, see here."

  On September 14 before the UN noon briefing it was banned from it asked Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, DGC chief Melissa Fleming and others for their response. Nothing.

On September 15 past 8 pm, this:

"From: malu  Date: Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 8:02 PM Subject: Your U.N. eAccreditation Request has been RECEIVED   Greetings Matthew Lee,  This is to confirm the United Nations Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (M.A.L.U.) at New York Headquarters has received your request for accreditation. Upon processing, a                    notification email (to the email address registered with the requestwill provide the status update, to confirm an approval or rejection, and any additional information which may be required.                   If you have not received a transmission from us within two working days, you may contact our office(s) With kind regards, Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit."

Then, after more questions about Guterres and Ghislaine Maxwell (and UNSC President Mona Juul and Epstein), and a UNAT decision slaming lifelong bans, this denial without reason given:

From: malu malu [at[ un [dot] org
Date: Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 3:10 PM
Subject: U.N. eAccreditation request for Matthew Lee Ref# M58355547 has been declined
To: innercitypress

Greetings Matthew Lee from Inner City Press,  Your media accreditation request, with reference no: M58355547, has been declined for the following reason:                   

 With kind regards,                    

Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU)           • • @UNMediaLiaison •                    +1-212-963-6934

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