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For Saudi G20 Press Predator UN Guterres Bans Press While State Media UNCA Controls Access

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 19 – The G-20 meeting by Saudi Arabia's royal, killers of journalist like Jamal Khashhogi, is being used by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to promote himself.

After Guterres' distribution of a redacted copy of his pre-summit letter, now to a briefing Guterres has banned critical Inner City Press from, these stage directions from the UN Correspondents Association, with Xinhua and Saudi funded media on the board:

 "Dear colleagues,  The Secretary-General will hold a press briefing tomorrow, Friday, November 20th at 12:30 PM in the Press Briefing Room S-237 with a limited amount of journalists present with distancing restrictions and the rest will continue to participate virtually on the Webex platform.  Only a maximum of 10 UN correspondents with 6 resident correspondents, 1 non-resident correspondents [sic], and 3 photographers can be safely accommodated. We will organize this on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please send your name no later than 5:00 PM TODAY with the subject line "RSVP November 20th" if you want to attend.  The first 10 names will receive a confirmation from the UNCA Office and will be sent to MALU. ONLY those who received the confirmation email will be able to attend the briefing. (No need to reply if you do NOT want to attend)   We will send a note if/when RSVP's reach capacity. [Still none, as of 8 pm] 

 Thank you for your attention and cooperation.  Valeria Robecco President, United Nations Correspondents Association  

   By swiping their UN I.D. upon entering UN premises, everyone accessing UN premises in New York confirms that they have not had    -       Any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days  -       A positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days  -       Close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days."   

 What a scam - Guterres evaded quarantine, and his spokesman Stephane Dujarric briefs maskless daily, give feet above Al Jazeera's Bays who takes off his mask. The UN Censorship Alliance - with Saudi Arabia. Inner City Press will have more on this - watch this site.


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