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France Taking Over UNSC For January No Answers UN Peaceeping Rapes Despite Press Q

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UN GATE, Jan 2 – France took over the UN Security Council presidency on January 1, 2024 - while Inner City Press is still banned from the UN, despite its June 19 application.

On December 29, Inner City Press wrote to the French mission and its listed spokesperson Alexis Mojaisky: "This is a timely request that you allow Inner City Press to enter and cover, and/or provide the WebEx  pass code(s) to access France's UNSC Presidency press briefing by your Ambassador Nicholas de Riviere on January 2, 2024. I have questions to ask on what you will do this month about Gaza and Darfur, as well as the coups in Gabon and Niger and the conflicts in Gaza, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Yemen and Libya - and on ongoing cases of sexual abuse and exploitation by UN peacekeepers on many of which Inner City Press first reported... Inner City Press and I participate in the WebEx briefings of, for example, the IMF, e.g. on  Sept 28, 2023: MS. KOZACK:  Matthew Lee, let's start with you. Sure. QUESTIONER: Thanks a lot. Matthew Lee, Inner Press. I saw the program with Burkina Faso, and so I'm just wondering what's the status of the IMF's discussions with and programs with other coup governments like in Niger, Mali and now Gabon."

With the IMF taking my questions by WebEx, how can your Mission not do the same?"

Mojaisky (auto) replied, "En congés, de retour le 2 janvier. Je vous remercie de contacter en cas de besoin Arnaud Balner (Chancellerie) ou Izabela Wiewior (Presse).  On holidays, I will be back on January 2nd. Please contact Arnaud Balner or Izabela Wiewior if needed.  Jestem na urlopie i wrócę 2 stycznia. W razie jakichkolwiek pytań prosimy o kontakt z Arnaudem Balnerem (Kancelaria) lub Izabelą Wiewior (Prasa)."

But even re-sent to them, neither of those two replied - although Balner (auto) replied "A partir du 2 janvier, en cas d'urgence, merci de vous adresser à Alexis Mojaisky ou Lucie Stepanyan" (the latter also did not reply.)

On January 2, Nicolas De Riviere took questions from China and other state media.

 Inner City Press on June 19 applied to the UN for access, as it gives 100s, to cover the UNGA week. Inner City Press has a NYC Press Pass and writes about the UN. From France and its UN Mission, nothing.

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