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UN Spox Dujarric Mis Praises Men and UN Bots Recirculate Of Censorship and Sycophants

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR Scope PFTracker

UN GATE, March 5 – UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, the lead spokesperson for Secretary General Antonio Guterres who has put Inner City Press on his UNdisclosed banned from the UN list along with "political activists," here, blocks Inner City Press on Twitter.

  Still, when his former boss Helen Clark whose run to be UNSG was upended by faux feminist Guterres flush with Angola's Luanda Leaks money, tweeted "Not clear what’s good about that...!" at "Steph," it seemed important to banned Inner City Press to look into it, despite being blocked by this "spokesman."

  And lo and behold, this gem from Dujarric in decline due to surrounding himself only with sycophants: "Good day for @UNDP 's new Gender Social Norms Index report  About half of the world’s men & women feel that men make better political leaders, and over 40 percent feel that men make better business executives."

  Did Dujarric, on pablum auto-pilot, mean "women" and not "men"? Others in the UN system, functional bots, simply retweeted Big Steph, along them   Nuri Ozbagdatli @nuriozbagdatli Follow Working for sustainable development goals at UNDP Turkey.  francesco.galtieri @f_galtieri Follow Per un'#Italia più giusta, un'#Europa di opportunità, un #mondo responsabile e uno #svilupposostenibile. Coordinatore @movimentaCC , lavoro @UnitedNations Kori Habib @KorieUNFPA Follow In UNFPA Nigeria Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled, is our FOCUS UNFPA Nigeria @UNFPANigeria Follow Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. Anjali Sen @senanjali7 Follow UNFPA Representative to Yemen Andriambao Naly @AndriambaoNaly Follow Mila Rosenthal @RosenthalMila Follow Chief of Comms & Advocacy @UNDP . Human Rights Professor @Columbia U. Mother of feminists. Once & future Ohioan. "Just tryin' to matter." -June Carter Cash Urvashi @urvashigandhi Follow Personal is Political, its the change u want to see #Advocacy for #GenderEquity #VAWG transforming lives of #women #girls #Youth. Work on #gender #rights #SRHR Luca Renda @lucarenda Follow Head a.i. SDG Integration Team @UNDP . 20+ yrs of experience in development. Worked in Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East. A bit in Africa too. Lenni Montiel UNDP @LenniMontiel Follow @UNDP Deputy Regional Director Latin America & Caribbean. Life enthusiast. Proudly former @UNDESA . Dr. Natalia Kanem @Atayeshe Follow @UNFPA Executive Director | Universal access to sexual & reproductive health and rights to family planning, safe birth & freedom from gender-based violence." Did UNFPA not even read it? This is "coordinated behavior." We'll have more on this.

  And now for many months in a row Dujarric has refused to answer a single one of Inner City Press' written questions, on Cameroon and Sri Lanka and Sudan and Burundi and DRC and Uganda and Bangladesh and UN corruption, including Guterres' omitting from his financial disclosure the Gulbenkian Foundation which tried to sell its oil coming to China Energy Fund Committee. No answers, even as Dujarric tweets about French crepes, here, and before that about French wine, here.

This while he, Guterres and Guterres' new Global Censor Melissa Fleming have denied Inner City Press' application to enter the UN and cover UNGA week, as it did for ten years and as they let Xinhua and Al Jazeera and Saudi state media do. They are corrupt.

  Notably, the US Press Freedom Tracker, belatedly reporting on Guterres' UN crusade against Inner City Press, recounted from 2016 that “There is no love lost between Lee and UNCA. Lee joined UNCA shortly after he began covering the UN in 2005, but left the association on bad terms in 2012 after reporting on a potential conflict of interest involving UNCA’s then-president. [Giampaolo Pioli renting one of his apartments to Palitha Kohona then later unilaterally granting him, as Sri Lanka's Ambassador, an UNCA screening of a war crimes denial film.] The UNCA meeting was held on January 29, 2016, in the UN media briefing room, which is open to all accredited journalists at the United Nations. Although UNCA wanted to use the briefing room to hold a members-only meeting, Lee insisted that he had the right to stay in the briefing room and even to livestream the meeting. UNCA complained to UN staff, who eventually cajoled Lee to leave.In the aftermath of that incident, the UN stripped Lee of his 'resident correspondent' status, making him a non-resident correspondent. Lee lost his office and his carte blanche access to the UN headquarters building.”

  The UN Press Briefing Room is supposed to be “open to all accredited journalists at the UN.” But at least two times, Dujarric has not followed this, and both times Inner City Press has contested it. Today's UN is a racket, or  sleazefest: if one stands up to Guterres' Dujarric and the media given an exclusive for Guterres' election, Al Jazeera, first you get evicted from your office, than banned for life. A sleazefest indeed.

   As Inner City Press' Periscope, here, clearly shows, it did utter the F word until it was in the sound proofed focus booth. Dujarric and the Al Jazeera trio only heard it later, on re-broadcast. To go looking to feel insulted or even harassed is pathetic. It is, in fact, censorship.

  After Dujarric misrepresented the incident to the Columbia Journalism Review, Inner City Press reached out to a range of Al Jazeera correspondents, many of whom follow Inner City Press on Twitter and use its information. Despite the slogan “Journalism Is Not A Crime” not a single one has yet responded, even as this trumped up incident has been converted by Smale into a basis to ban Inner City Press for life. Those contacted and not yet responding now despite the lifetime ban include, sadly, Haru Mutasa, Saad Abedine, the genial Gabriel Elizondo, Ragobeere, Kristen Saloomey who was working on the Michael Cohen plea deal on August 21, Simon Tate and Gladys Njoroge. Those responsible on June 19 were James Bays and Whitney Hurst, now for Inner City Press banned from 612 days, briefing, and prospectively the UNGA high level week. Journalism is not a crime?

We'll have more, much more, on this.


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