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06GEORGETOWN741 2006-07-27 19:57:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Georgetown
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GEORGETOWN REQUESTS INCLUSION IN EDWARD R. MURROW PROGRAM

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WHA/PDA - Audrey Pruitt and Elizabeth Detter
ECA/PE/V/R/W - Essie Wilkes-Scott

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO GY
SUBJECT: GEORGETOWN REQUESTS INCLUSION IN EDWARD R. MURROW PROGRAM
FOR JOURNALISTS FY-2007




1. Below is Embassy Georgetown's nomination for the Edward R.
Murrow Program for Journalists. The slate has full front office
approval.

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POST-EMAIL: meyerce@state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Georgetown
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 13972
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START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VRW
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 19
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2007
DEPART-POST: 04/16/2007
SESSION-DATE: 04/16/2007
RETURN-POST: 05/04/2007
NO-OF-PART: 2

RANK-ORDER: 0
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
To provide a young Guyanese journalist who has the potential to
become a leader in the profession with exposure to the journalistic
skills and contacts. Guyanese journalists have limited formal
training opportunities locally and most have to learn their skills
on the job. Guyana suffers from a high migration rate and as such
there are seldom veteran journalists within media organizations who
can properly train, guide and tutor young journalists. Post feels
that this program would provide an excellent opportunity for a local
journalist to become a more effective reporter and analyst of
important issues in Guyana.
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:
Ms. Iana Seales is a young journalist with three years experience
working for the independent Stabroek News. She initially covered
the court system and legal stories, but has since expanded her beat
to include education, culture, health, crime and human rights
issues. Her May 2006 article "Rape and Healing, Three Survivors
Remember" led to her appearance as a Panelist on the Guyana Human
Rights Association's (GHRA) Symposium on "A way forward for Rape
victims".
She has won first prize in the Pan-American Health Organization
Health Award category for 2005 with an article titled, "No evidence
of widespread Leptospirosis" and Second Prize for Best Feature Story
category in 2005 for "Abortions still not being offered at public
hospitals".
Post believes that participation in the Edward Murrow Journalism
program will allow Ms. Seales to be better understand how the U.S.
media operate and will be a motivational experience for this
ambitious young reporter.
Post nominates Mr. Duane Fowler as an alternate.
Mr. Fowler has 7 years experience in journalism and covers foreign
affairs, business, trade, political issues and tourism. One of his
recent articles explored the nexus between trafficking-in-persons
(TIP) and the spread of HIV/AIDS in Guyana -- "GHRA concerned that
TIP-related HIV/AIDS could 'wipe out' Amerindian villages". Mr.
Fowler was the first journalist to provide local coverage of the
events of September 11, 2001.

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FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Communications & Information
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PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Duane
M-NAME: Ricardo
L-NAME: Fowler
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: No
M-ADDR1: 73 Blygezight Gardens
M-ADDR2:

M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Georgetown
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Guyana
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: 592 223-8155
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL: d_mack007@yahoo.com
M-CNTRY-ID: GY
M-ADDRTYPE: H
GENDER: M
DOB: 08/12/1976
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Georgetown
BIRTH-CNTRY: Guyana
CITIZ-CNTRY: Guyana
RES-CNTRY: Guyana
START MEMO POSITION:
Senior Reporter - Kaieteur News
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1999 - 2003: Senior Reporter/Anchor - Capitol News
2003 - 2004: News Editor/Anchor - National Communications Network
2004 - 2005: News Editor- News Channel 2
Dec. 2005 - Feb 2006: Stories for National Communications Network
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
2001 to cover a boxing championship match and the events of
September 11
2004 to cover sports activities
2005 to cover Guyanese Republic Celebration activities in New York
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
2000 - Barbados & St. Vincent
2002 - Barbados
2004 - Grenada
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Thomson Foundation U.K Certificate
Guyana Training Agency Certificate in Supervisory Management
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Guyana Press Association
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
Recent articles written by Mr. Fowler include:
July 25, 2006: Some Groups use Crime to seek political concessions
- U.S. Ambassador
July 07, 2006: No passport needed for Caricom Citizens during CWC
- One Caricom visa for visitors to the region
July 05, 2006: Absent Opposition Commissioners force postponement
of GECOM statutory meeting
July 04, 2006: CSME tops agenda as 27th Heads of Govt. meeting
underway - Haiti returned to the fold
June 09: 2006: GHRA concerned that TIP-related HIV/AIDS could
'wipe out' Amerindian villages

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: English
ENGL-READ: 5
ENGL-SPEAK: 5
ENGL-COMP: 5
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

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START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Benjamin Canavan
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:

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SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No

HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 25
PERSON-ID: 28
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: GY
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: GY
RES-CNTRY-ID: GY
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START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Iana
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Seales
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: 29 Laing Avenue
M-ADDR2: West Ruimveldt
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Georgetown
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Guyana
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: 592 223-3436
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M-ADDRTYPE: H
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DOB: 09/21/1983
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BIRTH-CITY: Georgetown
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CITIZ-CNTRY: Guyana
RES-CNTRY: Guyana
START MEMO POSITION:
Reporter- Guyana Publications Inc., Owner and Publisher of The
Stabroek News daily Newspaper
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
Teacher English Language & English Literature, 2002

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START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
No previous travel to the United States
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
2005 - Jamaica
Prior to 2005 - Brazil
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
University of Guyana - Second Year student reading for a Bachelors
Degree in International Relations

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START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Guyana Press Association
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
Ms. Seales covers mainly local news and has featured HIV/AIDS,
nursing care and local entrepreneurs in her articles. She is also
the sub-editor of a weekend magazine at Stabroek News, "The Scene".
Some recent publications include:
Poor Nutrition, Poverty may be affecting HIV Patients, Stabroek News

May 30, 2006
Tale of the Tape - Judge Issues Gag Order, Stabroek News June 16,
2006
Leather, Clay, Wood, Astound, Humbles, illuminates, Stabroek News -
The Scene July 8, 2006
Court calls on Police Commissioner to justify issuing wanted
bulletins, Stabroek News April 6, 2006

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ENGL-READ: 5
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READ: 4
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NOMINATING-OFFICER: Benjamin Canavan
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CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: GY
RES-CNTRY-ID: GY
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