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Starting UN noon briefing at 12:18, @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric says he has "a lot of words for you" - but no answer to banned Inner City Press' written Qs on Cameroon, @AntonioGuterres corruption & censorship for "Democracy Day" event - thread
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @antonioguterres @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AmparasKing @SaturdayOmueti @MAZIOBIBOND1 @SamMariwa @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @simonateba @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked what is the SG's comment and action if any on that #Zimbabwe doctors have staged a walkout in protest at the alleged abduction over the weekend of Magombeyi, head of the doctor's union who has led strikes over poor pay & conditions
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @antonioguterres @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AmparasKing @SaturdayOmueti @MAZIOBIBOND1 @SamMariwa @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @simonateba @allimadi @shadow_zw @freemanchari @Machemedze5 @MatthewLeeICP Banned Inner City Press asked what is the SG's comment and action if any on that an #Indonesia lawyer Veronica Koman, in hiding in Australia amid allegations of provoking civil unrest in #WestPapua, has accused authorities of “intimidation”, and fabricating a case
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At UN, "noon" briefing will be at 12:20 pm. Banned Inner City Press submitted 17 Qs 3 hours ago to @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric, @AntonioGuterres & @MelissaFleming, on #Cameroon #DRC #France #Tunisia, etc - so far, not a single answer. thread to start 12:20 pm
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @antonioguterres @MelissaFleming @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric starts at 12:23 pm after joking with his AlJazeera partner in censorship in the front row, then speaking in Portugal. Dujarric has refused to answer Qs not only on #Cameroon & #Gulbenkian, but also UN rapes. #SGasNewEpstein
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @antonioguterres @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @MwangP01 Banned Inner City Press asked 3+ hours ago, no answer from @AntonioGuterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric or @MelissaFleming: On #WestPapua, what's SG's belated action if any on Indonesia claiming human rights lawyer spread info on Twitter that incited protests
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I captured five days of tweets using #WestPapua & #FreeWestPapua tags after a crackdown by Indonesian forces against Papuans in Aug. What I found was a bot network spreading pro-govt propaganda.

Follow this thread for an #OSINT journey with a @Twitter network analysis
This is a representation of all of the twitter activity I captured. The dots are the nodes which are accounts. The lines between them are retweets, mentions or likes. I have used the open source visualiser @Gephi to illustrate this network & to conduct 'bot-spotting' 🤖
How does this help? With this visualisation we can spot irregularities. Just like a moth in a web, we notice this far-removed cluster of accounts over to the left, with a very unnatural network pattern. This thread will look at WHO they are, WHAT they do, and HOW they run.
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Current #WestPapua protests are fueled by Indonesian racism against Papuans.… That #racism has a history, and it's one reason world powers agreed to hand West Papua to Indonesia in the first place back in the 1960s. Thread.
1960s: one Indonesian writer wanted to “free” Papuans from “stone age civilization” but noted their skills in music & sports; foreign minister wanted Papuans “down out of the trees even if we have to pull them down”; Indonesian president's audience wore blackface at a rally.
A briefing from US president John F Kennedy's national security staff dismissed Papuans as a "stone age" people
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UN noon briefing starts with Dujarric commenting on the foot pad he added to podium where, he says, he stands 15 minutes a day. Banned Inner City Press this morning submitted Qs on #Somalia, HK, #Cameroon, DRC, application to cover UNGA week, etc - thread
@MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @AdamShawNY @silas_atefor Dujarric makes "personnel announcement" about UN Pension Fund. Banned Inner City Press is one of very few media that has covered the scandals there, for example:…
@MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @AdamShawNY @silas_atefor This morning banned Inner City Press asked @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric, still without answer: what is the SG's comment and action if any on that the #Somalia govt has accused the #Kenya military of destroying mobile phone masts in the south of the country?
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If Indonesia has not been using chemical weapons in #WestPapua, what the hell are these?
All recovered at Nduga, in the West Papuan highlands
There are also some horrific photos of burns consistent with a white phosphorus attack, but I won't show them here.
The West Papuans, under illegal occupation by Indonesia, are utterly defenceless. So why these attacks? Because they own resources Jakarta wants.
They have been bombed, strafed, thrown out of helicopters, killed with bayonets and knives, and now attacked with white phosphorus, that is banned for offensive use - as a chemical weapon - under international law. Yet our governments remain silent.
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