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Two new members for the French CSA

posted on 29 January, 2015   (public)

Two new members for the French CSA

On 26 January, the President of the French Republic appointed two new members of the French Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA):

  • Nathalie Sonnac, who was nominated by the head of the National Assembly. She is inter alia Professor in information and communication science at the University of Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), and was a member of the French Digital Council (Conseil national du numérique - CNNum).
  • Nicolas Curien, who was nominated by the head of the Senate. Professor emeritus at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM, Paris) and associate researcher at Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), he was a member of the Board of ARCEP, the French regulatory body for electronic communications and postal services from 2005 to 2011.

They replace Françoise Laborde, Christine Kelly and Emmanuel Gabla whose mandates came to an end. Further to the Law of 15 November 2013 on the independence of the public audiovisual sector, the number of members of the CSA is progressively reduced from nine to seven. The new Board (Collège) of the CSA has currently eight members and will go down to seven members in January 2017, on the occasion of the next renewal by third.

renewed by third
According to the new legislation the number of members of the CSA is reduced, from nine to seven. - See more at: http://www.epra.org/news_items/reform-of-the-independence-of-the-public-audiovisual-sector-reinforced-powers-for-the-french-csa#sthash.FQubTpLX.dpuf

Two further CSA members were appointed on the same date:

Mrs Memona Hintermann, who was nominated by the head of the Senate and replaces Mr Alain Méar;

Mrs Sylvie Pierre-Brossolette, who was nominated by the head of the Senate and replaces Mr Rachid Arhab.

The CSA is composed of nine members and is renewed by third every two years.

- See more at: http://www.epra.org/news_items/a-new-chairperson-and-two-new-members-for-the-french-csa#sthash.uDLFyNG1.dpuf

The new Board met on 28 January to distribute the portfolios of the 19 internal working groups. Nathalie Sonnac will chair the group on Media Economics & European affairs, as well as the group on Sport, while Nicolas Curien is to head the working group on Spectrum, and the one on Digital audiovisual services, Distribution, Accessibility and Media Futures.

Source: Website of the CSA

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