June 25, 2018 -- Today’s UN system has hit yet another new low, now on June 22 ousting the Press which asks about the CEFC bribery case and canceling SG Guterres belated press conference. Video here: https://youtu.be/9PSUDXllED4 But while Guterres is still listed for “remarks” to UNCA, it is not in the UN Media Alert, and there has been no response to an RSVP to cover despite the (false?) claim that it is “Open to All UN Correspondents.” On June 22 UN Lieutenant Dobbins targeted a media read more [...]
22 May 2018 -- Today’s UN system has hit yet another new low, now banning any live broadcasting of events and interchanges on the Secretary General’s 38th floor. First the SG’s Spokesman tried to ban even from photo ops any press which writes, and called any question about it “self-centered.” Then Guterres, unlike even Ban Ki-moon, closed his Senior Management Compact Ceremony to the press. Now it is livestreaming that is banned for the Press – but apparently not delegations and others. read more [...]
9 May 2018 -- Today’s UN system has hit yet another new low, when beyond the UN Alliance of Civilizations canceling a World Press Freedom Day event to prevent the showing of a video critical of Turkey and Egypt among others, UN FAO and WIPO have both used criminal defamation against critical media. On May 9 SG Guterres’ spokesman Dujarric decided to ban even from photo ops any press which writes, and called any question about it “self-centered.” Video here. Then Guterres, unlike even Ban read more [...]
April 2, 2018 -- Today’s UN has hit yet another new low in which the Secretary General on March 30 after a scripted stakeout left New York unannounced, location undisclosed. Only after multiple Press questions over 17 hours, and in connection with a Security Council emergency meeting on Gaza, did the Office of the Spokesperson acknowledge Guterres was, again, in Lisbon, this time for four days.
This while UN DPI has no content neutral rules for accreditation or the assignment of work-space read more [...]