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At UN, Censorship & Trolling Are Under Pamela Falk of CBS, Hashtagging Herself

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, September 4 -- Who heads the UN Censorship Alliance in 2013? The purported power behind the thrown as we have shown is Reuters bureau chief Louis Charbonneau who has taken to spying for the UN. (Story here, audio here, document here).

  One wonders what Reuters let Charbonneau do in his previous postings, in terms of getting (too) close the authorities he was supposedly covering.

  But in 2013 the titular UNCA president is Pamela Falk of CBS News. She too is a propagandist, but quite an amateur one.

  Take a recent example: Falk tweeted her own name as a hashtag, directing it cravenly to US Ambassadors Samantha Power, Susan Rice and the UN Spokesperson.

   What was the point? Apparently to show: I am out here. I am propagandizing for you.

  Under Falk, UNCA held a faux "UN briefing" by Saudi-sponsored Syria rebel boss Jarba, publicized only to those who paid money. Inner City Press, on behalf of the new Free UN Coalition for Access @FUNCA_info has asked the UN at a noon briefing: was this really a UN briefing? But the UN has refused to answer.

  Rather, anonymous social media trolling associated with UNCA has picked up, on September 4. The idea seems to be the the UN Censorship Alliance can beat some questions or questioners into submission.

  This was on display on September 4, when a newly re-admitted journalist asked important questions about who used chemical weapons and what the UN would consider.

  The response was a long time UNCA flunky, described as a Reuters retiree, trying to block the question, then asking Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson Farhan Haq, "Who does she work for?"

  All this happened right in front of Pamela Falk. This is UNCA in 2013, and we will have more on this. Ultimately not only the other Executive Committee members, but more importantly the UN, are responsible. Watch this site.


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