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Inner City Press Reports

Chronological order (latest at the bottom)

UN Dodges Questions of Sri Lanka Pull-Out and Kosovo Cover-Up, UNDP Fees

UN Dodges on Sri Lanka and Congo, Burma, Kosovo and Afghanistan

On Sri Lanka, UN Won’t Confirm its Own Reports or Call for Ceasefire

At UN on Sri Lanka, Russia Blocked Mexican Request for Briefing, Ban’s Contradiction

In UN Council, Japan Works on Sri Lanka Issue, “Ongoing Engagement of UN”

UN’s Ban Prepares for a “No” from Obama, Dialogue Except in Sri Lanka

UN’s Ban Defends Lack of Sri Lanka Ceasefire Call, Misunderstands His Powers

UN Mistakes Sri Lanka for Zimbabwe, Access to Vanni Doubtful, UNICEF No Comment Yet

On Sri Lanka, Still No UN Cease Fire Call, UNICEF is Blocked, Japan Presence Wasted

At UN, Russia Maintains Sri Lanka Issues Not in Council, UK Disagrees But Does Not Act

In Sri Lanka, UN Has Casualty Estimate But Won’t Release, No Cease Fire Call

In Sri Lanka, Civilians Deaths Counted at 1898 by Locals, UN Refuse to Estimate

In UN Council, “No Strong Request” Anymore for Sri Lanka Meeting, Japan’s Mediation Results

With UN’s Holmes in Sri Lanka, Government Supported, Staff Scared, Deaths Uncommented On

On Sri Lanka, UK’s for UN Council Session Upon Holmes’ Return, “Shocking,” Robinson Calls It
“…a senior UN official, speaking to Inner City Press on condition of anonymity, said the question is what level of civilian death is acceptable. One thousand was deemed too much in Gaza, but 2000 for now seems deemed okay in Sri Lanka.“

As Sri Lankan Army Toured UN’s Holmes, Questions Left Unanswered

On Sri Lanka, as UN’s Ban Calls for “Suspension of Fighting,” No Council Meeting Yet

As Sri Lanka Ignores UN’s Call for Cessation of Hostilities, Detention Camps UN commented On

On Sri Lanka, Requests for UN Council Session Languish, Camp Questions Go Unanswered

At UN, Sri Lanka Briefing Now Set for Friday, As Editor Arrested in Colombo

At UN, Council Belatedly Gets Sri Lanka Briefing, “No Politics,” Holmes Was Told

On Sri Lanka, UN Meeting Called One-Off, UK Makes No Proposals, Holmes Differs from Ban

In UN Council, March Agenda Omits Sri Lanka, UK Did Not Even Request, Libya Implies

At UN, Amid Sudan Indictment Hoopla, Myanmar Follow-Up and Sri Lanka Forgotten

On Sri Lanka, UN Notes Starvation, Believes No Heavy Artillery in Use, Defers to Council’s Silence

In Sri Lanka, UN Still Withholds Casualty Numbers, Funds Detention Camps

On Sri Lanka, IMF Says Its Pending Loan Would “Support Government Goals”

As UN Rights Expert Decries Sri Lankan Camps, OCHA Funds Them, Of Recruitment

In N. Sri Lanka, 2,683 Civilian Killings This Year, UN Leaked Documents Show

As Sri Lanka Says No to Conditions, UN Says It Will Set Them, Journalists and UNESCO

On Sri Lanka in UN Council, China Blocks March 26 Meeting, Vote May Be Called

On Sri Lanka, US’ Rice Joins Call for UN Council Briefing, ICC’s Ocampo Demurs

On Sri Lanka, Japan Wants UN Briefing, Austria Concerned about Killing by Both Sides

Sri Lanka Shelling No Fire Zone Noted at UN, Says Pillay Not UN

On Sri Lanka, UN Official Describes “Nightmare Scenario,” Treaty Official “Knows Better”

At Sri Lanka Dialogue of UN Council, Photos on Wall, Press in the Hall “…this meeting doesn’t exist…”

At UN, Sri Lanka Accused of Shelling Civilians, “Friendly Censure,” LTTE Condemned

IMF Loan to Sri Lanka Should Not Serve “Quasi Military” Purpose, UN Official Says

With UN Rebuffed in Sudan & Sri Lanka, UN Law & Order Episode Covered by CNN

As Sri Lanka Reject’s UN’s Ceasefire Call, No Response from Ban, Help Mulled as IMF Visits

As Mexico Heads UN Council, Sri Lanka Discussed, “Nightmare” May Be Closer

On Sri Lanka, UN’s Ban Drops Call for Suspension of Fighting, Vague on Aerial Bombing

On Sri Lanka, UN’s Ban Says “Never Again” to Call for Ceasefire or Suspension

On Sri Lanka, UN Adopts “Janus Face,” Half Calling to Stop Fighting, Hedging Bets

As Sri Lanka Issues Ultimatum, UN’s Ban Raises Other Issues, “No Fire” Zone in Peril

On Sri Lanka, Mexico Invokes Responsibility to Protect, Rebukes Colombo’s “Inaccuracies”

In Sri Lanka, UN Staff Detained in IDP Camps, Double Standard Alleged, Names Provided

In Sri Lanka, UN Staff Denied “Freedom of Movement” But UN Won’t Name Them

On Sri Lanka, UN Speak of Siege, Calls Cease-Fire Unrealistic, Only Private Diplomacy

UN Sends Nambiar to Sri Lanka, Quiet Diplomacy and Ships Off the Beach?

On Sri Lanka, With 4500 Dead, UN Won’t Ask Cease-fire, Nambiar May Brief Council But in Basement, Mexico Clarifies

Sri Lanka Denies UN’s Claimed Advocacy for Detained Staff, UK’s Des Browne Said on Way to NYC

UN Misspeaks on Sri Lanka Complaints and Skanska Suit, Kosovo Runaround, Fiji Connections

On Sri Lanka, France Requests UN Briefing, Nambiar’s Slow Return, Ban’s Tilt

On Sri Lanka, UN Council “Waits for Nambiar,” UK Says It’s Listening, But…

At UN on Sri Lanka, US Call for Pause, UN Bobs and Weaves, Briefing Wednesday

On Sri Lanka, UN’s Nambiar Resists Briefing the Council on His “Confidential” Trip: Is a USG Subpoena Needed?

On Sri Lanka at UN, Nambiar Said to Back Down to UK, Bloodbath Briefings

UN’s and Ban’s Backing-Down to Sri Lanka Questioned by NGOs, IMF Delay Praised

On Sri Lanka in UN Basement, Rice of US Speaks, Libya Offers Money, and China Support

On Sri Lanka at UN, Mere “Remarks to the Press,” UK Says IMF Loan Not Relevant

When Sri Lanka Ordered Doctors Out of Conflict Zone, UN Said Nothing

With 6432 Dead in Sri Lanka, UN Council Takes Over Press Room, UNHCR Funds Detention Camps, “Collective Punishment”

At UN, Few Press for Sri Lanka, Squeeze on N. Korea, Qazi Won’t Talk

At UN, Dodging Questions on End-Game Sri Lanka, Somalia’s Pirates of the Pen, Fowler and Nairobi UN Intrigue

In Sri Lanka, Access UN Claimed Nambiar Won Is Denied, Arrested Staff UNspoken For, IMF Loan and UK

On Sri Lanka, France Pitches Hospital Not IMF or Genocide, Ban Vs. Adada

At UN, Sri Lanka Briefing Chased Into Basement by China, Swede’s Exclusion Raised

Sri Lanka Damage Satellite Photos Withheld by UNITAR, IOM Staff Detained

At UN, Child Soldiers Half Addressed in Sri Lanka, Denied in Myanmar

Sri Lanka Disputes UN’s Lack of Access, EU’s Tariff Investigation as “Hype”

As Sri Lanka Descends to UN Basement, Underground Envoy Talk

On Sri Lanka, UN’s Holmes Tells Council to Speak with One Voice, Envoy Request

On Sri Lanka, UN Thinks Envoy’s No Help, UK Will Not Punish

As Sri Lanka Cracked Down on Press, UN Said Nothing, Now Congratulates Itself

On Sri Lanka, UN Dodges on Satellite Cover-Up and Arrest of Staff, UN TV

Russia Chides UN on NATO, Ban and Japan, Sri Lanka Not on Agenda

As UN Accused of Spying in Sri Lanka, Satellite Photo Withholding Continues

< there are some in between that are missing – we will update them asap – just no time!!>

May 11 –  Amid Death in Sri Lanka, UN Wedding in New York, Ban’s Visit Delay Questioned

May 13 – At UN, Sri Lankan Carnage Boiled Down to 9 Paragraph Press Statement, Starvation

May 14 – At UN, Sweden Links EU Tariffs to Sri Lanka Carnage, Ban Again Sends Nambiar

May 15 – With Sri Lankan Safe Zone in Flames, UN Fiddles, War Crimes Charged

May 16 – As Sri Lanka Holds Doctors Incommunicado, UN Deaf and Dumb

May 17 – In Sri Lanka, No Access to Carnage Until Victory Speech, UN Lowers Expectations

May 18 – In Sri Lanka, UN Turns Away from Conflict Zone as Ban Visit Approaches

May 18 – In Sri Lanka, Doctors Detained As UN’s Ban to Visit with Press, Ethnic Aid

May 19 – In Sri Lanka, UN Spokesman Has Last Visa, Press In For 2 Days, Banned From Zone?

May 19 – In Sri Lanka, UN’s Ban Says He’ll Visit Conflict Zone, Doctors Still in Custody

May 20 – On Sri Lanka, of Human Rights, Victors and Doctors Still Detained, Ban to the Zone

May 20 – On Sri Lanka, IMF Said Ready to Lend, Dodges Ethnic Cleansing, Where Are Obama, UK?

May 22 – Risk of UN’s Ban Being Manipulated by Sri Lanka Admitted by UN Official

May 22 – Sri Lanka Wants All Information from NGOs, Frustration with UN’s Quiet Diplomacy

May 22 – In Sri Lanka, UN Staff Languish in Jail, Abused, While UN Stays Silent

May 22 – In Sri Lanka, NGOs Asked for All Information, Frustrated with UN’s Quiet Diplomacy

May 22 – Headed to Sri Lanka, UN’s Ban Hungry for Visions, Nambiar’s and Pascoe’s Helping Hands

May 22 – In Sri Lanka, Will Ban Address Blacklisting, Boosa Prison, Detentions and Right to Return?

May 23 – In 16 Hours in Sri Lanka, UN’s Ban To Overfly Zone of Carnage, Dine with President

May 23 – On UN’s Sri Lanka Trip, Holmes Did Not Favor It, NGOs Phase Out Work

May 24 – As UN’s Ban Leaves Sri Lanka, Questions Unanswered, Complicity in War Crimes?

May 25 – As Tamil MPs Are Rebuffed in Sri Lanka, UN’s Ban in Denmark, No Answers

May 26 – Back from Sri Lanka, UN’s Holmes Admits NGO Killings and Restrictions Not Raised

May 27 – In Sri Lanka, Red Cross Barred from “Interment” Camps Despite UN’s Rosy Picture

May 28 – At UN, Sri Lanka Sinks Lower than the Basement, Ban Criticized on Human Rights

June 2 – In Sri Lanka 13,130 Missing IDPs Reported But Downplayed By UN, Journalist Beaten

June 3 – UN’s Legal Threats to Press, Censorship Proposal in Memo to Ban, Navi Pillay Asked to Act

June 4 – In Sri Lanka, Nambiar Believed President, Ban’s Briefing Unnoticed, UN Studies Prosecution of Press

June 4 – On UN’s Censorship Proposal, Ban Has No Comment, Studying Crackdowns in Sri Lanka

June 5 – Sri Lanka Denies IDP Reduction Reported by Inner City Press, Raises to UN

June 5 – At UN, Last Sri Lanka Meeting Is Closed, Just a Briefing, Will Ban Finally Speak?

June 8 – In Sri Lanka, UN Pays for Camps But No Legal Protections, Nor for NGOs, Will Council Hear?

June 9 – On Sri Lanka, UN Has No Comment on Anti-Terror Law, Ban’s Freetown Rep Not Worried By Protest

June 10 – As Sri Lanka Deports Canadian MP, UN Has No Comment, Controls Questions To Be Asked

June 10 – With UN Silent on Sri Lanka, Swiss Amb. Maurer on Violations of International Law, IMF Loan, Internment Camps, UN Budget

June 11 – At UN, Ban Bones Up on Safety and Swing Space, Sri Lanka Pushed into Past

June 11 – On Sri Lanka, UN’s Holmes Contradicts His Colleague’s Caution, Sudan Double Standard?

June 11 – UN’s Ban Questioned on Record, on Sri Lanka, Half Time Pep Talk

June 12 – On Sri Lanka, UN Has No Comment on Prison Labor, New GA President Will Not Explain

June 15 – On Sri Lanka, Norway Worried by Camps, WHO by Doctors, Bill Clinton on Tsunami

June 16 – As Sri Lanka Cancels Its Self-Investigation, Ghoulish IDP Services for Fee, Where’s UN?

June 17 – As Sawers Becomes Top UK Spy, New Light on Secrecy, Sri Lanka and Sudan Strategy

June 17 – UN’s Ban Protested for Inaction on Sri Lanka Ethnic Cleansing

June 18 – UN’s Ban Says Sri Lanka Was Not Initially In His Speech, As UNDP Goes Off the Record on Sexual Violence

June 19 – In Sri Lanka Camps, UN Blind and Deaf Without Cameras or Cell Phones, African Concern

June 19 – As Sri Lanka Arrests Two UN Staff, UNHCR Offers Praise After Staying Silent

June 22 – HSBC Gushed About Sri Lanka Though IMF Loan for Ethnic Cleansing Delayed, Citi on Blood Bonds

June 23 – Sri Lankan Government Used Plainclothes Men in Unmarked Cars to Grab UN Staff

June 24 – Ex-UN’s Jan Egeland Describes “Horror” In Sri Lanka, Says R2P Has Failed, UN Silent

June 25 – On Sri Lanka, UK Says IMF Loan’s Not Moving, UN Silent on Abducted Staff and Doctors Amid Its Claims of Myanmar

June 26 – UN Runs Scared of Sri Lanka, Says National Staff Not Immune — But Genocide Suspects Are

June 29 – Chile on ICC and “Nationalist” Guerrillas in Sri Lanka, UN Mum on Camps It Funds But Claims To Not Control

Jul 1 – In Sri Lanka, UN Hires Lawyer for Arrested Staff, But Will It Protect Anyone?

Jul 8 – As UK’s Malloch Brown Again Seeks Cash, Sri Lanka and IMF Loan Questions, UN Scandals

Jul 8 – Turkey’s Erdogan Says Will Put Xinjiang on UN Council Agenda, Didn’t on Sri Lanka, China’s Reaction

Jul 9 – As Sri Lanka Taxes and Cuts NGOs, Parades the Detained Doctors, UN Has Nothing to Say

Jul 14 – UN’s Staff Union Slams Sri Lanka Detentions, Cites Immunity as UN Claims in Sudan

Jul 15 – UN Speaks on Pakistan IDPs Return, Silent on Sri Lanka Internment and ACF Whitewash

Jul 16 – IMF Says on Sri Lanka, Int’l “Views Will Be Considered,” Spends on Honduras But Dodges Question

Jul 21 – At UN, D’Escoto’s R to P Methods Questioned, Team Ban Off Record on Sri Lanka, Off to China

Jul 21 – With UN Silent on Sri Lanka, IMF Staff Urge $2.5 Billion Loan, Will Views Be Heard?

Jul 22 – At UN, R to P Confusion on Somalia and Sri Lanka, Even on Funding of Early Warning Office

Jul 23 – At UN, Chomsky Calls Sri Lanka A Rwanda-like “Atrocity,” IMF and Oil Explanations

Jul 24 – As IMF Hands $2.5B Loan to Sri Lanka, Letter of Intent Withheld, Ethnic Cleansing Alleged

Jul 25 – After IMF Vote, Sri Lanka Releases Letter, Drops IDP Release from 80 to 60%

Jul 27 – IMF Won’t Detail Sri Lanka Vote Or Release MoU, Spins Only to Colombo Despite Press Exclusions

Jul 29 – On Sri Lanka, As UN’s Ban Speaks of IDPs’ Comfort, UN Dismissive of Abductions

Aug 2 – Sri Lanka’s Ethnic Cleansing Bonds Touted by StanChart and HSBC, IMF Silence on Vote Is “Policy”

Aug 4 – UK’s Sawers Explains Leaving Sri Lanka Off UN Council Agenda, on LRA No Answers

Aug 10 – At UN, No Answers on Sri Lanka Killings or Burma Bombs, Honduras and Niger Elections

Aug 16 – On Sri Lanka, UN Funds Now Flooded Internment Camps, Still Silent on ACF Killings

Aug 18 – With UN Silent on Flooding of Sri Lankan Camps, Aid Groups Plead for Release of IDPs

Aug 19 – UN’s Ban Slammed by Norway’s Juul, on Burma and Sri Lanka Trips, Should Oslo Be Canceled?

Aug 19 – As UK Questioned on Arms Exports to Sri Lanka, No Action at UN on Flooded Camps

Aug 23 – In Sri Lanka, Death Threats Over Speaking on EU’s GSP Plus Tariff Treatment, Silence at UN

Aug 25 – At UN, A Call for An Envoy for Sri Lanka, Murder as Diagnosis, Footage Emerges

Aug 26 – As UN Mulls Sri Lankan Murder Video, Report on Camps Withheld, UK Passes Buck

Aug 28 – UN Admits Error, Now Says “No Foul Play” in Sri Lankan President’s Relative’s Death

Aug 30 – Executions by Sri Lankan Army To Be Raised to UN’s Ban in Norway, a Post Mona Juul Memo “Moral Authority” Test

Aug 31 – At UN, Tortured Concern about Sri Lanka Killing Video But Not Reporter’s Term of 20 Years

Sep 2 – At UN, Susan Rice Calls Sri Lankan Executions Disturbing, No Council Session Set, Rajapaksa No Show, HG Error

Sep 3 – Two UN Views of Sri Lankan Killing Video, Holmes in Norway Putting Out Fires

Sep 5 – As Sri Lanka Expels UNICEF Spokesman for Camp Comments, Ban Meeting Moot

Sep 9 – At UN, ICC’s Map of Crimes Includes Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Zimbabwe, Unacted On by Victors’ Justice

Sep 13 – On Sri Lankan Torture and Exclusion, UN Gives Run Around, HSBC into Jaffna

Sep 14 – UN’s Ban Speaks with Sri Lankan President, Internment Continues, S. Koreans Greeted

Sep 14 – After Sri Lanka Call, UN’s Ban Sends Pascoe Not Nambiar, Internal “Accountability” on Agenda

Sep 15 – UN’s Gaza Report Favors EU Cases on Geneva Conventions, Sri Lanka Raised, Pascoe Waits

Sep 15 – UN Dodges on Darfur Replacements and UNRWA Strike, Murky Sri Lankan Ambassador Meeting

Sep 16 – On Sri Lanka Detentions, UN’s Top Lawyer Won’t Opine, of Privileges and the Pen

Sep 16 – In Sri Lanka, Speed Up All Removals from IDP Camps, UN’s Holmes Says, of Due Process and Dolphin Vans Dismissed

Sep 17 – After Bloodbath on the Beach, Sri Lanka Offers Fish Balls with a View of UN

Sep 17 – On Sri Lanka, UN’s Ban Speaks But No Questions Allowed, Pascoe Spin

Sep 21 – As Japan and Clinton Met, Sri Lanka Not Mentioned, Myanmar Only Later, Prisoner Questions

Sep 22 – On Sri Lanka, Australia’s Rudd Says He’s Watching, UN Silent on Immunity, Miliband at UN

Sep 23 – At UN, Miliband and Kouchner in Sri Lankan Meeting Friday, Japan Says It’s Resolved

Sep 24 – IMF Disappears Questions on Post-Coup Honduras, Sri Lanka Withholding and Jamaica

Sep 24 – As If at UN, Sri Lankan PM at Asia Society Faces Pre-Screened Softball Questions

Sep 26 – At UN, Sri Lanka’s Speech in Near Empty Hall Cheered by Defense Minister, UK Silent

Sep 28 – As Sri Lankan IDPs Shot, UN’s Pascoe Says Camps To Be “Thinned Out,” Council Should Meet

Sep 29 – At UN, Ban Cannot Stop Sri Lanka’s Shooting, Blake’s Visit, Report Mid-October

Oct 6 – At UN, Questions of Rain and Sri Lanka’s Camps, of Elections and Interruptions

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