Graduated from the Sup’Com Engineering School, Tunisia in 1998, Moez Chakchouk received his M.S in telecommunications from the ENIT Engineering School in 2001. In February 2009, he achieved his Ph.D in telecommunications and applied mathematics, under the joint tuition of El Manar University, Tunisia and Paris Descartes University, France.
He started his career in 1998 as a research engineer in The Center of Telecommunication Studies and Research (CERT) and as a member of the R&D project PINA. In 2002, he became the chief of the R&D project: RACINES. Then, he joined in July 2005 the Telecommunications Regulation Authority (INT), first as chief of the technical department, later he became the Director of Interconnection & Access. In March 2010, he was appointed as Adviser to the Minister of Communications Technology.
A few weeks after the Tunisian revolution, Chakchouk became the designated Chairman and CEO of the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI). His aim is to redefine ATI’s role, which used to be the former governments instrument to censorship the internet. Furthermore, he wants to investigate the potential of the internet for social and political change in Tunisia.
Session: Panel Discussion: Whose Net Is It? The Struggle for the Control of the Internet | Session 1 – Online Activism in the Arab World – Between Power, Conflict and Transformation