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Cablegate: Fy-2004 Mrp "Investigative Journalism"-

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131045Z Jan 04

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000067

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/P-ISABELLE ZSOLDOS/DEBORAH THOMPSON
INFO: ECA/PE/V/G/N-ALICE SHIFFLETT; SA/PD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO OEXC
SUBJECT: FY-2004 MRP "INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM"-
AUGUST 5-26, 2004: SRI LANKAN NOMINATION
PROJECT NUMBER: E/VP-2004-0036

REF: (A) STATE 074070, (B) COLOMBO 0676

1. POST NOMINATES MS. FREDERICA JANSZ, JOURNALIST OF
THE SUNDAY LEADER FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SUBJECT
PROJECT. SHE IS BEEN SUBSTITUTED FOR MAHIM MENDIS.
POST CONFIRMS THAT THIS NOMINATION HAS "FULL COUNTRY
TEAM APPROVAL."

2. NOMINATION IS AS FOLLOWS:
START FIXED-FORMAT TEXT (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT):
: The following data is in a fixed format which enables
: automated processing in Washington and should not be
: edited except by means of the Post-EVDB software.
EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.7
POST-EMAIL: rscmb@pd.state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Colombo
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 2929
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VP
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 99
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VP-2004-0036
PROJ-NAME: Investigative Journalism - August 5-26, 2004
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Group Projects
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 08/03/2004
SESSION-DATE: 08/05/2004
RETURN-POST: 08/29/2004
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 15
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goal on
"Democracy."
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1027
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: MRP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 31
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2929
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Print Journalism
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mrs
F-NAME: Frederica
M-NAME: Sandra Carmela
L-NAME: JANSZ
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 622
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: 140A, Eppitamulla Road
M-ADDR2:
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Pitakotte
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-75) 356-537
M-FAX: (94-75) 342-553
M-EMAIL: frederica@eureka.lk
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: H
GENDER: F
DOB: 09/14/1967
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Badulla
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Journalist, The Sunday Leader, 1999- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Series Producer/Presenter, MTV (Maharaja Television),
March 2003- to date
Correspondent, Lanka Academic News Service, 2002- to
date
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1996-98 - Journalist, The Sunday Times/Daily Mirror
1998-2003 - Presenter/Series Producer, TNL Television
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)
Examination, 1986
Diploma in Journalism, Aquinas College, 1993
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: English
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Sinhala
OTHER-LANG-ID: SI
READ: 3
SPEAK: 3
COMP: 3
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goal on
"Democracy."
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
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: Bruce A. Lohof
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Frederica Jansz is one of the best among the few
investigative journalist in the local media. Starting
her career in the media field as a journalist attached
to "he Sunday Times" she then moved to be a TV
presenter for the TNL (Teleshan Network Limited). Now
she is engaged in both print and electronic media
working for the "Sunday Leader" newspaper and the
Maharaja Television.
Since she has not had an exposure to American media
Post believes that the IV project on Investigative
Journalism will provide her with new experience and
techniques which will help her to improve her work in
both print and electronic media.
Post confirms that this nomination has "full country
team approval."


END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Public Affairs
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 133
PERSON-ID: 136
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CE
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CE
RES-CNTRY-ID: CE
FIRST-LANG-ID: EN
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 2929
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT: 09.0401
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1: DOS
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 8000
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT: 5
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
END FIXED-FORMAT TEXT:

3. PLEASE ADVISE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS NOMINATION.
LUNSTEAD

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