False Photo Tweet: UN Launches Inquiry

UN Under-Secretary General Valerie Amos

Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos responded to Ambassador Ron Prosor’s letter that the UN is launching an internal inquiry into Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet.

This after HonestReporting exposed Badawi’s UN connection.

Fox News updates the situation:

In a response letter to Ambassador Prosor, obtained by Fox News, UN Under-Secretary General Amos wrote: “It is regrettable that an OCHA staff member has posted information on her personal Twitter profile, which is both false and which reflects on issues that are related to her work. The opinions expressed in her tweets in no way reflect the views of OCHA, nor has it been sanctioned by OCHA.”

When asked what the UN intends to do about the matter, OCHA spokeswoman Amanda Pitt said, Badawi remains fully employed, while an “internal inquiry reviews whether any action needs to be taken on the staff member.” . . .

Badawi’s work as an OCHA field officer gives her the means to report from sensitive locations at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. On March 19th, the OCHA Humanitarian Coordinator and the Head of Office in Jerusalem have an appointment to meet with officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel to discuss her activity.

Badawi still isn’t commenting on the controversy she created by misleadingly tweeting a years-old photo as if it were recent.

We hope the growing grassroots momentum forces the UN to take accountability for the actions of its employees. Sign HonestReporting’s petition and join the thousands of people calling for Badawi’s dismissal.


(Photo of Amos via UN/JC McIlwaine)

Follow the full story of Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet:

  1. Top Tweet on Gaza Proven False
  2. Exposed: UN Media Official Responsible for False Photo Tweet
  3. No Accountability For UN Official’s False Photo Tweet
  4. Following Up: Why the Radio Silence?
  5. Ambassador Demands Badawi’s Dismissal
  6. False Photo Tweet: UN Launches Inquiry
  7. Badawi’s Cold Correction

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