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Lucia A Keegan 02/27/2007 09:56:33 AM From DB/Inbox: Lucia A Keegan

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 PARIS 000723

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FOR ECA/PE/V/R/N JOSH KRIESER

E.O. 12958
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO
SUBJECT: FY 2007 NOMINATION OF MOKTAR GAOUAD FOR
EDWARD R. MURROW PROGRAM FOR JOURNALISTS APRIL 9 - 27, 2007


Mission nominates Moktar Gaouad as a replacement for previous
nominee, Adel Gastel. Gaouad, a Mauritanian citizen residing in
France, is currently an Independent Media Consultant for various
organizations. He also is a lecturer at the Center for Journalist
Training (CFPJ) in Paris. He has an interest in Maghreb issues and
has reported on a number of cultural, educational and science issues
of relevance to UNESCO.

Please find biodata report below:
Name: Mr. Moktar Gaouad
Approximate Age:
Date Of Birth: 03/10/1966
Birth City: unknown
Birth Country: Mauritania
Country of Residence: France
Country of Citizenship: Mauritania
Smokes: N
Willing to Drive: N
Gender: M
Marital Status: U

Address 1: 38 rue Victor Hugo
Address 2:
Address 3:
City: Saclay
Address Type: Home
State:
Province:
Country: France
Postal Code: 91400

Email Address: moktar.gaouad@hotmail.fr
Preferred: N

Phone: 33 6 20 80 36 89
Phone Type: Mobile
Preferred: N

Previous Foreign Travel:
Education or Training:
1995: Diploma from the Institute of Political Studies, Bordeaux
(France); degree in Ethnology from University of Bordeaux

1991: Diploma from Institute of Journalism in Bordeaux (France)

Professional Memberships:
Special Considerations:
Previous Positions:
2005-2006: Consultant, Media expert for the United Nations
October 2005: Mission for Canal France International, to restructure
Jordanian Television
July 2004: Organization of World Summit for Dakar Youth, for the
PNUD
June 2003: Radio TPIR Arusha (founder of initial project)
2002: Journalist training in Eastern Africa, PNUD / African Union in
Nairobi (Kenya)
Publications:
2002: author of "L'Organisation de l'Unite Africaine: chronique d'un
echec", for the African Union
1997-2002: author of several studies on French-African relations and
eco-development.
1997: co-authored "Democratisation en Afrique: arret sur images"
Roles and Responsibilities:
Title at Date of Entry:
Independant Media Consultant
Title when Nominated:
Independant Media Consultant
Previous US Travel:

Native Language: Arabic

Language: French
FSI Comprehension: 5
FSI Reading: 5
FSI Speaking: 5

Language: English
FSI Comprehension: 3
FSI Reading: 3
FSI Speaking: 3

Owner Country: FR
Position: Journalist
Interests:
Contact Last Uploaded Date:
Contact Last Uploaded By:

Project Report:
Title: Edward R. Murrow Project for Journalists
ECA Project Number: E/VGN-2007-0077
Project Type: Regional
Program Type: IV Grant Visitors
Program Agency: na
Project Description: This special initiative for young media
professionals will examine the rights and responsibilities of a free
press in a democracy through the exploration of the operational
practices, standards and institutions of the media in the U.S. The
program will include a week-long academic component and a
professional development symposium highlighting current trends and
challenges in the media profession.
This special initiative for young media professionals will
examine the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a
democracy. Participants will explore the operational
practices, standards and institutions of the media in the
U.S. and gain insight into the social, economic and political
structures of the U.S. The program will include a week-long
academic component and a professional development symposium
highlighting current trends and challenges in the media
profession.

Depart Post Date: na
Return Post Date: na
Session Date: 04/09/2007
Strategic Goal: Mutual Understanding
Subject: 32
ECA Office: ECA/PE/V/R/N
Funding Source: na
Fiscal Year: 2007
GRPA Result/Impact Comment: na
Post Objectives: na
Participants: 12
Rank Order: 1
Post Recommendations: na
Project Status: Active
Project Last Uploaded Date: 02/16/2007
Project Last Uploaded By: EVDB

Nominee Report:
Interested in Media Coverage: N
Public Speaking: N
Post Recommendations:
Visitor Recommendations:
Funding Country: unknown
Home/Hospitality: N
Home Stays: N
Post Objectives:
Visitor Objectives:
Nominating Justification: Nominee has received full country
team approval
Nominee Status: Nominated
Nominee Last Uploaded Date: 02/16/2007

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