Inner City Press

In Other Media-eg New Statesman, AJE, FP, Georgia, NYTAzerbaijan, CSM Click here to contact us     .

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis

Share |   

Follow on TWITTER

Home -

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis


(FP Twitterati 100, 2013)

ICP on YouTube

More: InnerCityPro
Sept 24, 2013

UN: Sri Lanka


FOIA Finds  

Google, Asked at UN About Censorship, Moved to Censor the Questioner, Sources Say, Blaming UN - Update - Editorial

Support this work by buying this book

Click on cover for secure site orders

also includes "Toxic Credit in the Global Inner City"




Bank Beat

Freedom of Information

How to Contact Us

Some With Righteous Anger At Ban of NPR From State Plane Still Silent on UN Guterres Press Ban

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 27 – Amid the outrage - which we share - at the banning of NPR's Michele Keleman from the US State Department plane for its trip to Europe and Central Asia, the silence by UN insiders at Secretary General Antonio Guterres having roughed up and banned investigative Inner City Press now 573 days and counting is striking.   

  How corrupt is the UN? Well, its UN Correspondents Association has a permanent veto-wielding seat for China, in form of Xinhua. 

But some of those now bliovating about press freedom in Washington did nothing when Guterres' UN Security targeted Inner City Press for ouster, at 7 pm from the General Assembly lobby in June 2018 then from covering the UN Budget Committee meeting on 3 July 2018. 

And they've done nothing since, instead hobnobbing with Guterres' spokes- / hatchman Stephane Dujarric. We'll have more on this.

In the UN Guterres has banned Inner City Press from, this untransparent travesty: "This is a reminder that the annual general membership meeting will take place on Monday, January 27th at 3:00 pm in the UNCA room.  The agenda is as follows:  1) Introduction of the new 2020 UNCA Executive Committee 2) Presentation of UNCA subcommittees and their upcoming agendas 3) Presentation of 2019 UNCA and UNCA Awards financials 4) UNCA room and membership activities for 2020 5) Other matters [What, how to prevent independent Press from entering the UN?]

   Also, to continue our annual tradition and to kick of the new year, UNCA will host an informal meet and greet reception following the general meeting with the elected 5 non-permanent members of the UN Security Council at 5:30 pm in the UNCA Room.  The occasion has always been to facilitate interactions between diplomats and the press corps with the hopes of building good working relationships moving forward.  Drinks and food will be served.  I look forward to seeing you there.   Valeria Robecco President, United Nations Correspondents Association."   

  Those celebrated include Niger and Vietnam. Will it be "off the record" or will these scribes bite the hands that feed them? The food and drink will be Italian, likely arranged by Robecco's predecessor Giampaolo Pioli, a gentleman journalist who because his wife is a Turkish pasta magnate owns many apartments in Manhattan, renting them out to the diplomats and UN officials he ostenisbly covers, such as Sri Lanka's alleged war criminal (in the White Flag Killings case), Palitha Kohona.  

   Pioli is still on the board, along with among others: Jianguo Ma, Xinhua News Agency - UNCA Second Vice President 2020, S-313; Ali Barada, France 24; Asharq Al-Awsat, S-340B; Philippe Rater, Agence France-Presse; S-0316."

  Yes, France which supports Paul Biya the 38 year "president" of Cameroon as goes Antonio "Big Tony" Guterres as Biya kills civilians in the SW and NW regions. We'll have more on this, including this week on the radio (that's beyond Inner City Press' daily reporting from the Federal courts where UN corruption has been twice proved, but ignored and joined in by UNCA).

  As of 8:30 pm on January 27, no public accounting of UNCA's finances or hypocrisy.

   Inner City Press has a right to enter and cover the UN, even as it refused and refuses to pledge allegiance to Big Tony and his scribes in UNCA, become the UN Censorship Alliance. Watch this site. 


Your support means a lot. As little as $5 a month helps keep us going and grants you access to exclusive bonus material on our Patreon page. Click here to become a patron.

Feedback: Editorial [at]
SDNY Press Room 480, front cubicle
500 Pearl Street, NY NY 10007 USA

Mail: Box 20047, Dag Hammarskjold Station NY NY 10017

Reporter's mobile (and weekends): 718-716-3540

Other, earlier Inner City Press are listed here, and some are available in the ProQuest service, and now on Lexis-Nexis.

 Copyright 2006-2020 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at] for