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As UN Puts Norway Juul On Video Guterres Withholds It From Press He Does Not Like

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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UN GATE / SDNY COURT, May 11– As the United Nations moves its talk-shop to merely video event, under Antonio Guterres it has now taken the unprecedented step of refusing to give video footage, paid for by the world's taxpayers, to Press that Guterres doesn't like.

   Inner City Press has been covering the UN's role in spreading COVID-19 in South Sudan though lax social distancing practices and flying in and out of the country international staff with the virus. 

  It has produced video package of press briefing it is banned from asking questions at, filmed in New York in the penthouse apartment of Guterres spokesman Stephane Dujarric and even in Juba, by David Shearer and his Francesca Mold.

  Suddenly on May 6 its requests for publicly funded mp4 video footage of the briefing were not longer responded to. Inner City Press on May 8 wrote for video or an explanation, on deadline, to members of the UN Department of Global Communications run by Melissa Fleming, including two who on Friday we explicitly chose not to name.

  But now, three days later with still no video and no explanation at all, even after writing directly to Melissa.Fleming [at], these people among the many she has debased are [Re-redacted by Inner City Press out of respect] both of whom have nothing but polite until recently and hopefully will be again once Guterres and Fleming are gone.

   And having May 11 video withheld, and complicit is ECOSOC chair (spokesperson Paul Simon, and DGC's Sharon Birch-Jeffrey) Mona Juul, Ambassador of Norway which wants a UN Security Council seat.

   Fleming and Guterres throw these people under the bus, turning them into censors. Recently Dujarric on video shed crocodile tears for a long time worker in UN television who died - well, Inner City Press knew him and he would be turning over in his grave. One said that Miguel left just in time, before Guterres turned those who'd remained in 2B into censors.

Guterres and Dujarric corrupt everything they touch, and now withhold / steal public money. We will have much more on this.


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