Re-blogging, with thanks, on The Everyday Concerned Citizen.
American journalist, thrown out of the UN–for reporting the truth about UN corruption? “It’s not about comfort – when they throw you out, you can’t speak to sources and report, like about Yemen—I’m working on a new story, more on UN being captured by Saudi Arabia, marginalized, in corrupt decay.”
Please add your voice: “A petition demanding the restoration of Lee’s Resident Correspondent accreditation provides updates on his case.”
Mar 15, 2016, American Herald Tribune
“You guys are operating like thugs. Was I causing any disturbance? Maybe you can throw me in the street—that’s what the guy did, he threw me in the street and threw the computer on the ground.”
From a March 10 Soundcloud clip, these were some of the words of journalist Matthew R. Lee, of Inner City Press (ICP), for the second time in a month singled out for eviction from UN premises.
Lee had covered proceedings inside the UN eight years, with Resident Correspondent Accreditation, until his sudden expulsion on February 19, 2016, when he was indeed thrown on the street, laptop thrown on the ground, by UN security.
He/ICP is one of the only media with integrity asking the needed questions at the UN, and his voice is being silenced. This latest incident follows a series of harassments starting in…
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