For UN Human Rights Day Event, UN Flags as “Barred” Inner City Press Which Asks Speakers Michelle Bachelet and Andrew Gilmour Why They Accept SG Guterres Censorship With No Due Process of Critical Press
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By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NY PostUNITED NATIONS, December 7 – With UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and her Deputy Andrew Gilmour set to speak in the UN on human rights day on “Dear Matthew, We have received notification from UN Security that your name was flagged as “BARRED” on the list we submitted for passes for Monday’s event (3pm, ECOSOC Chamber).We will therefore not have a pass for you and are unable to facilitate entry. Thank you for your interest and best regards, OHCHR New York Office.” Inner City Press immediately wrote back, to the sender and Bachelet and her assistant, to Andrew Gilmour and to the moderator of the event, “Particularly since you are the UN Office of the High Commissioner for *Human Rights,* did you not ask why a journalist who asks the Secretary General and his spokesmen about the killings in Cameroon, Burundi, UN corruption, UN peacekeepers’ sexual abuse of without any hearing or appeal? I will appreciate your Office’s answer to this.” We’ll have more on this….