Inner City Press

Inner City Press -- Investigative Reporting From the United Nations to Wall Street to the Inner City

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

  Search Search WWW (censored?)

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


Follow us on TWITTER

Home -

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


(FP Twitterati 100, 2013)

MRL on Beacon Reader

ICP on YouTube
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

As W. Sahara Discussed, Polisario Is Told It Can't Speak on UNTV, UNclear

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive

UNITED NATIONS, October 30 -- With the UN Security Council meeting behind closed doors Wednesday about Western Sahara, the Frente Polisario complained to Inner City Press that they were told they could not speak at the UN Television stakeout.

In the past, they have, including one time that the then-head of the UN Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit, a Moroccan national, had the cameras turned off. (Click here for that Inner City Press story). But since then, Polisario has spoken at the stakeout, often before or after Morocco's Ambassador Loulichki.

 Click here to view UN video of Polisario stakeout in Nov 2012.

But now something has changed. Inner City Press checked, and learned that UN Security this time was told that Polisario should not be allowed to speak. No one wanted to say where the order came from.

The Media Accreditation and Liaison unit only has jurisdiction on the media side of the railing. UN Television camera-people, those predating the new outside contractor Team People, remembers Polisario speaking.

So where did the order come from?

The Free UN Coalition for Access @FUNCA_info contends that the rules about this should be made clear and transparent. We note without rancor, simply as a fact, that among UNCA's Executive Committee is a representative of Moroccan state media; the former MALU chief from Morocco was also with UNCA, including known as the UN Censorship Alliance.Watch this site.


Share |

* * *

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

Click here for Sept 26, 2011 New Yorker on Inner City Press at UN

Click for re Libya, Sri Lanka, UN Corruption

Feedback: Editorial [at]

UN Office: S-303, UN, NY 10017 USA

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

  Search  Search WWW (censored?)

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

            Copyright 2006-2013 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at]