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As UN Bans Inner City Press 722nd Day It E-Asks Spox Dujarric of UN Sexploitation Video Sri Kohona China Cameroon UN Rape Covid S Sudan Fleming 4000+ UNanswered

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UN GATE / SDNY COURT, June 24 –  Inner City Press on 5 July 2018 was banned from entering the UN, two day after it was physically removed from conducting interviews outside meeting about the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' $6.7 billion budget.

  Then Guterres' Department of Global Communication, run by Melissa Fleming, issued a letter banning Inner City Press from the UN - for life. With no due process, no right of appeal.  Guterres has put the UN in the US Press Freedom Tracker, here. Guterres' Spokesman Stephane Dujarric falsely promised on camera that he would be answering banned Inner City Press' questions - but see below.

     On June 24 after Guterres again refused to answer but the IMF did answer, here, and before an amateur UN noon briefing by Stephane "French Whine" Dujarric, previously the face of UN lies on cholera in Haiti, Inner City Press submitted yet more questions (blocked by Dujarric's screener Florencia Soto Nino on +1 917 226 7816 and Dujarric himself on +1 917 622 7652; he directed some favored scribes to Eri Kaneko on +1 917 208 8910, who now blocks Inner City Press on WhatsApp as well) including on the basis on which it continues to be lawlessly banned from entering to ask questions in person. Now also on the basis for withholding publicly funded UN video from the Press. There was no answer from Farhan Haq on +1 917 592 4591, not even a confirmation of receipt, and now UN official like Hua Jiang, Eri Kaneko, now on screen Jennifer Confilio, Adam Smook, Marisela Rivera and others to be named taking public money for a UN briefing blocking email questions about the UN's spread of Covid 19 - May 21 Inner City Press video with commentary here and here, edit here, June 16 video of Kaneko who had briefing go dark and never returned to explain here and here -- who will be held accountable? June 17 here, June 19 here, June 22 here, June 24 here, Inner City Press asked:

June 24-1: As I asked each of you in writing yesterday, "This is a formal request for UNSG Guterres' comment and action on the video Inner City Press has just uploaded of UN sexual exploitation in a UN marked vehicle here (as of noon June 24 with 6000 views on Twitter, more on other platforms)  as well as on the June 22 admission by Sri Lanka former PR Kohona that his country led a campaign to get Inner City Press ousted and banned from the UN after it reported on mass killings in Sri Lanka, as Inner CIty Press was also doing as to Cameroon when your UN banned it now for 721 day. What is the appeals process? On deadline." 

What are the comments and now required actions by SG Guterres and USG Fleming on the June 22 admission by Sri Lanka's former ambassador to the UN Palitha Kohona, accused of war crimes in connection with the White Flag Killings, that he and his government used the UN and its Correspondents Association to get Inner City Press thrown out? See and now, after Inner City Press' first June 22 request, belatedly respond to this -  "The UN proceeded to evict him from the room that he was occupying and eventually from the UN itself" -- now more than 720 days, by Melissa Fleming, no appeal, no responses -- for alleged war criminal(s). 

On UN racism, on deadline state why the UNPAD survey was not sent directly to impacted people, but rather to Department bosses 

On censorship and Tanzania what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and separately USG Fleming on that the Tanzania Daima newspaper has lost its licence for repeatedly violating the country's laws and "the ethics of journalism”, Tanzania's information ministry says.  From Wednesday, the privately owned paper is not allowed to publish or distribute its content anywhere in the East African nation or abroad.  “Efforts to warn, direct and remind the newspaper's editors to comply with licensing terms for more than a year have failed to bear fruits due to stubbornness, controversy and contempt for the country's authorities and at times an obvious evil intent,” the ministry's statement said 

On COVID-19 and censorship and Bangladesh what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and separately USG Fleming on the detention  political cartoonist Kabir Kishore and writer and commentator Mushtaq Ahmed and to stop using the Digital Security Act to silence critical reporting on the coronavirus pandemic.  On May 6, Kishore, Ahmed, and three other journalists were among 11 people investigated under the Digital Security Act for “spreading rumors and carrying out anti-government activities"

On the Coronavirus Covid-19 and the UN in South Sudan, immediately provide Inner City Press which has asked for a month SG Guterres' response now to the petition to him from South Sudanese about UNMISS spreading COVID-19, precisely as Inner City Press has asked you all repeatedly in writing, and audibly asked Guterres on Sutton Place, twice now and why he/you are not complicit. Please confirm that UNMISS was told to not permit Inner City Press to ask it / SRSG Shearer or his Francesca Mold any questions. What comment, now that South Sudan's Vice-President Riek Machar has tested positive for coronavirus - and SG Guterres declined for the third time to answer Inner City Press' South Sudan (and SEA) questions what you have refused to answer? 

On Cameroon, what are the comments and actions of SG Guterres on that Human rights lawyer, Barrister Njong Henry Tita has raised an alarm stating that his life is at stake. The lawyer is said to be getting serious threats against his life from the Cameron military and other state agents

State where is the video of Associate Spokesperson Kaneko's Q&A of June 16, including but not limited to response on China and India? State what happened that the public (and Press) should not see any of it, even after the fact.

 On UN corruption (and racism), please immediately and on deadline describe the recruitment process for the P4 Political Affairs Officer in the secretariat Branch of SCad and whistleblowers' complaints to Inner City Press that it is destined in advance for Hirofumi Goto  

 On Cameroon, past deadline, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on Paul Biya's government ARRESTING people for distribution face masks and other PPE to combat COVID-19.

In Honduras, President JOH talked up hydroxychloroquin - what does SG Guterres say about that, and about JOH named today in narco-trafficking complaint in SDNY against former Honduran National Police Chief Tigre Bonilla? 

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