19 November 2015 - 16.00-17.30 - Room 10, Palais de l'Europe, Interpretation: FR/EN - Sponsored by the International Organisation of La Francophonie


The lab aims to put into perspective the role of regulating freedom of expression in the current context of the terrorist threat and the dissemination of content inciting to hatred and violence online.

Initiative 1 Initiative 1

Between media regulation and the protection of personal data

Using the initiative of Tunisia's media regulatory authority (HAICA) as a starting point, this lab will develop an index of hate speech in Tunisian audiovisual media. It will then more broadly compare experiences of media regulatory authorities (in Belgium and Tunisia) and personal data protection authorities (in Burkina Faso and Mauritius), in terms of protection of freedom of expression in the context of the fight against terrorism, while including the views of civil society (APTI - Romania).


Mr Nouri LAJMI, Tunisia, Chairman of the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication

Nouri Lajmi is chairman of the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA) of Tunisia since 2013. He holds a PhD in information science, has been teaching at the University of Manouba in Tunis and conducted numerous studies in the fields of journalism, and ethics of information and news. He spent several years in Canada, where he worked with several NGOs and was a consultant to the Canadian International Development Agency for a program to support journalists. There, he also worked with the Public Law Research Centre of the University of Montreal and with the Department of Information and Communication at Université Laval in Quebec City.

Discussants Discussants

Discussants are invited to take part in the Labs in order to share their experience with the presented democratic initiatives and try to bring broader perspectives to the following discussions.

Ms Muriel HANOT, Belgium, Director of Studies and Research in the Higher Audiovisual Council of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels

Muriel Hanot is director of studies and research in the higher Audiovisual Council (CSA) of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels (Belgium). She is responsible for studies related to the cultural evolution, sociological, economic and technological evolution of production, programming and audiovisual consumption. She holds a degree in history, a degree in social communication, a PhD in communication and a university certificate in prospective analysis. She joined CSA in 2005 after a FNRS research career in the field of history, reception, usage and appropriation of television. She is also a guest lecturer at the UCLMons where she offers courses on the socio-economics of media.

Ms Drudeisha MADHUB, Mauritius, Data Protection Commissioner of Mauritius

Graduated in law and specialized in international human rights, Ms Drudeisha Madhub worked for more than six years as a lawyer in the State Law Office. After obtaining a LL.M in International Human Rights at the University of Essex, she joined in 2007 the Office of the Prime Minister, as Commissioner of data protection. As such, she is a member of the Francophone Association of Personal Data Protection (AFAPDP) and the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN). In 2011, she was appointed expert in data protection and human rights by Interpol as a member of the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files. Since September 2014, she is also an expert at the United Nations in the UN Global Pulse data advisory group.

Mr Bogdan MANOLEA, Romania, Executive Director of the Association for Technology and Internet

Bogdan Manolea is the Executive Director of the Association for Technology and Internet - APTI Romania. Mr Manolea is a lawyer by training and has extensive experience in ICT law. He is particularly interested in digital civil rights (freedom of expression on the Internet, privacy and open copyright). He was author of presentations and articles on the issue of the right to ICT at national and international conferences. He is also owner of the only Romanian website dedicated to Internet law: www.legi-internet.ro. He was also editor EDRI-gram, a bi-weekly newsletter about digital civil rights in Europe between 2006 and 2014.

Ms Marguerite OUEDRAOGO, Burkina Faso, President of the Commission on Information Technology and Liberties, Vice-President of the Association of Francophone Personal Data Protection Authorities

A lawyer by training, specializing in business management and regulation of telecommunications, Marguerite Ouedraogo is since 2013 the President of the Commission on Information Technology and Liberties (CIL) of Burkina Faso. She is also Vice-President of the Association of Francophone Personal Data Protection Authorities (AFAPDP). She has more than twenty years of professional experience, gained both in the private and public sectors, including eleven years with the electronic communications regulator of Burkina Faso, ARCEP.

Moderator Moderator

Mr Francis KPATINDÉ, France, Journalist and lecturer at the Institute of Political Studies, Sciences Po Paris

Francis Kpatindé is journalist and lecturer at the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po. Paris). He is the former editor of “Jeune Afrique” newspaper. He was also the spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva and then in West Africa.

Cartoonist Cartoonist

Mr Aurélien CANTOU

Lab 17 - Framing freedom of expression?
Palais de l'Europe - room 10 19 Nov., 16.00-17.30
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