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

Amid Burma Coup Inner City Press Pre-Asked USUN PR of Plot to Kill Myanmar PR, Here

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Complaint
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - Song/video

UN GATE, August 11 – After the Burma coup regime fired its New York-based UN ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun for his speech in New York in the usually scripted UN General Assembly, an official of President of the GA Volkan Bozkir, who in fine Myanmar fashion refused to name the authors of the letters and CVs of at least seven opponents to UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres, bragged about the session. On June 18, after a regime-like 1-man election, Guterres obtained five more years.

And his envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, bragged at a stakeout Inner City Press was banned from that the people in Myanmar all know her and she would give them hope. Why?

Meanwhile India, president of the Security Council for August, has no meeting on Burma and Ambassador Tirumurti refused Inner City Press written questions, here.

On August 6 this: Criminal complaint on Inner City Press' DocumentCloud here: the arrests of PHYO HEIN HTUT and YE HEIN ZAW for conspiracy to assault and make a violent attack upon Myanmar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations [Kyaw Moe Tun].  HTUT and ZAW were charged in two separate complaints...   Between at least in or about July 2021 through at least on or about August 5, 2021, HTUT and ZAW, citizens of Myanmar currently residing in New York, conspired to injure or kill Myanmar’s Permanent Representative to the UN."

Inner City Press exclusively live tweeted Zaw's detention hearing, here, story here. Now, song / video here. But the UN of Guterres and Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming refuse to answer any of Inner City Press' written questions - and when asked orally by another, Dujarric confirmed receipt of the Quinn Emanuel law firm's letter but said no change of status and so far no reply, video here.

   Linda Thomas Greenfield, to whom Inner City Press has written but who has yet to act on Guterres' ban of US-based Press, tweeted about the disrupted plot. And now the junta in Nya Pyi Taw has cited, yes, the UN's own rules and Vienna Convention to say any criticism of it is wrong, and ask again for extradition to face a charge with the death penalty.

  On August 10, Inner City Press RSVP-ed for a press availability by Linda Thomas-Greenfield, even though it would occur at 4 am NYC time and, in the box provided, asked about the above.

  At 4 am on August 11 the telephonic press conference began; now transcript is here. Inner City Press entered 1-0 and was placed in queue. 21st Century Business Herald was called on and asked about the US working with China on climate change. Another question was taken by e-mail. When the session ended at 4:26 am, Inner City Press's question had not been taken. So here they are:

Please list your questions here. All questions received in advance will be shared with the speaker before the call.

Inner City Press: 1) I would like to hear Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield's response to the Myanmar junta's claim that any criticism of their role in the plot, prosecuted in the SDNY court which I report on daily while banned from UN, of 2 Burmese to kill the country's PR to the UN, supposedly violates the Vienna Convention. (2) I would like to know if Ambassador Thomas Greenfield has received the letter Inner City Press sent her/the Mission and the State Department about ending the UN's ongoing ban on Inner City Press entering and asking questions in the UN as it did 2005-2018 and does at IMF, NYC City Hall, etc., and UN's inaction and non-response to letter it confirmed, on August 9, having received, see here [transcript; video here] Thanks.

  We will continue to ask. Watch this site.

Guterres removed Burma's or Myanmar's army from the UN "list of shame" for recruiting and using child soldiers, despite more than 200 cases. Emboldened by corrupt Guterres, they are recruiting and using even more. Now a call for Guterres, trying to steal a second term, to reinstate them on the list - but from a group which seems to join Guterres in banning Inner City Press from (its) press conference.

  After Guterres and his spokespeople dodged about who is Burma's ambassador -- eager to get China's support for a second term, taking the US for granted -- this from the US Mission: "Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield met virtually this afternoon with Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the UN. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield commended Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun for his courageous and compassionate statement at the UN General Assembly informal meeting on Burma last week and expressed the United States’ support for the people of Burma and the restoration of the democratically-elected government."

  Dujarric, while taking public money to work for the UN, says he is the spokesman for the incumbent, like part of a political campaign. Then he dodged on the Quin Emanuel letter to Melissa Fleming, refusing to say even if it will be replied to. Rule of law? We'll have more on all this.


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 2006-2021 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at]