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UN To Drown Out Critical Voices Uses Omidyar and IKEA Funding As Melissa Fleming Bans Press

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon
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UN GATE, June 30 – The United Nations in order to "drown out" information critical of the UN on the Internet is deploying money both public and from the IKEA and Luminate foundations, and an army of 10,000 supporters or bots, UN official Melissa Fleming said on June 29. Video here.

   This comes while Fleming and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres are banning independent Inner City Press 728 days from entering or asking questions of the UN, now as Inner City Press exclusively published and has more information about UN sexploitation in Tel Aviv. See Inner City Press exclusive video here, now with 153,000 views - but stonewalling by UN.

  The program is called "Verify," or "Share Verified," but Fleming and UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric have refused to even confirm or deny who works for the UNTSO mission, or where Guterres' son Pedro works. While there is no written public disclosure of funders of "Verify," the Luminate online speaks of a "Omidyar Network grant towards greater government transparency and accountability." It claims it is for transparency and independent media. If so, it should stop or be made to stop funding the UN's censorship program immediately. It is hypocrisy.

  The UN claims to have a zero tolerance for sexual exploitation by its staff and peacekeepers, but routinely covers up their abuses including the rape of children, withholding basic information which was provided to the Press under Ban Ki-moon but not now under Antonio Guterres. 

   Inner City Press, which Guterres has banned from the UN for 728 days as it asks about these and his abuses, on June 23 received from outraged UN whistleblowers video of sexual exploitation, they said, in a white UN-marked vehicle, here.  Now Instagram, Facebook.

  Now early on June 29 Inner City Press has asked Guterres, Melissa Fleming, Stephane Dujarric and others: "This is a formal request from Inner City Press for the pass code(s) to be able to participate in and ask questions in today's United Nations noon briefing.  

For the reason set for below, to not immediately this morning grant this timely request would be both censorship and a cover up - Inner City Press on the afternoon of June 23 asked each of you about the UN sexploitation in UN vehicle video which it first published. On the morning of June 28 Inner City Press published and asked about the two men multiple UN whistleblowers tell it are the ones seen in the UN vehicle. Inner City Press has a right to ask this question of the UN, and to get an answer.  

 Note that only this morning June 29 the IMF again took, read out and answered Inner City Press' questions, on Cameroon, Botswana, Republic of Congo, etc. It is shameful for the UN that you block the Press - and telling.    Inner City Press has additional information and questions and has a right to ask them. Unless, of course, this "investigation" is just a cover up. Inner City Press, which was been provided information from UN whistleblowers, has not been contacted as part of this "investigation." See, e.g., June 27, 2020, "UN chief ‘shocked’ by video of sex act in official car in Israel," "The video, released by Inner City Press on Tuesday, shows a woman in a red dress straddling a man in the back seat of a vehicle with U.N. marking as it drives away. Inner City Press, an outlet that has reported and shined a light on corruption at the world body for years and was banned from reporting on U.N. grounds in New York in 2018, reports that the vehicle was part of a U.N. Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) mission in Tel Aviv, Israel," here.    Yesterday Inner City Press posed this question to UNTSO and Ms Fleming and Mr. Guterres - no answer: 

From: Matthew Russell Lee
Date: Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 2:13 PM
Subject: Press Q: confirm or deny that Michael Antoine is with UNTSO (& his role in this). Same Q re Ray Milan. On deadline. Please immediately confirm receipt. Thanks in advance To: Antonio Guterres, Melissa Fleming, Judy Hylton, Sophie Boudre

This is a Press question on deadline:  Please confirm or deny that Michael Antoine, whose past promotions and transfers out of UNTSO including to the UN-OPCW mission in Syria Inner City Press has previously asked the UN spokesmen about without answer, is with UNTSO (and his role in this).   Same question regarding Ray Milan. On deadline. Please immediately confirm receipt." No answer as of June 30. Guterres' UN is corrupt.


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