Mr. James Wurst
U.N. Correspondents Association
United Nations, NY 10017
Dear Mr. Wurst:
While one of your members, Linda Fasulo of NBC News, accepted money from Ted Turner’s U.N. Foundation to write a pro-U.N. book, another member, Ian Williams, has accepted money directly from the U.N. You, personally, represent the Turner-funded U.N. Wire “news” service, which functions as a pro-U.N. propaganda vehicle in the U.S. These conflicts of interest make a mockery of the claim that the U.N. Correspondents Association (UNCA) is a professional association of independent journalists. It is time for UNCA to develop an ethics code and prohibit payments to your members from tainted or biased sources.