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To UNGA 2020 Volkan Bozkir On Press Access Refers To MALU of Guterres But Illegitimate

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UN GATE, Sept 14 – In the United Nations, a list of speakers for the UN General Assembly week Sept 22-29 has been released, photo here.

  On September 14, the day before Volkan Bozkir takes over as President of the General Assembly, Inner City Press wrote to his spokesperson Brenden Varma "to request the password(s) to access and ask a question at the September 15 press conference by PGA Vulkan Bozkir. As you know, I report about the UN for Inner City Press; I am accredited to cover the IMF (to which I asked WebEx questions last week and got answers, on Belarus, Cameroon, Kenya and Honduras), am in-house press at the SDNY Federal courthouse, and am allowed to ask questions to WHO. There is no reason I should not be permitted to pose questions to PGA Bozkir."

  Varma replied, "This will be my first hybrid press conference, and I’m not sure how virtual access works. Please follow up with MALU."
  But MALU, the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit run by Melissa Fleming, has not responded to Inner City Press' September 5 application for access, of which MALU auto confirmed receipt. Inner City Press has shown this to Varma, along with this: "The PGA should not hide behind the Secretary General on who gets access to the PGA's press conferences.... as a US analogy: the president / speaker in Congress, say for example Nancy Pelosi, would not and should not defer to the White House on which press gets access to enter and ask questions at Congress members' briefings. This holds true for tomorrow's presser, and UNGA 75 / 2020." We'll have more on this. Watch this site.

 Most resident correspondents write nothing, or only propaganda. And who will decide on these "very limited non-resident" [sic] who will be allowed in? This is the beginning of a series. Thread here.

 In the first morning there are China and Russia, Qatar, Morocco and Iran. Cameroon's Paul Biya  is on Friday September 24. Watch this site.


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