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Internet

Internet access is widely available in the business centres, hotels and in Internet cafes.

Post

Airmail to Europe takes up to a week and can be very unreliable.

Post office hours: Monday-Friday 0830-1200hrs and 1430-1830hrs, Saturday 0830-1400hrs.

Press

Although King Mohammed VI has eased restrictions on the press, some issues including the Western Sahara, the monarchy and corruption remain quite sensitive topics. The government owns, or has stakes in, Morocco's television networks and the plan is to allow private investments in state-run broadcasters and the official news agency. Satellite dishes are commonly used, giving access to a range of foreign Television stations.

Daily newspapers are published in Arabic and French. The main French newspapers are: Le Matin, L'Economiste, Libération and Le Journal. The main Arabic newspapers include Assabah and Al Anbaa.

Radio

State-run Radio-Television Marocaine (RTM) has national and regional. Tangier-based Medi 1 is privately-owned by French and Moroccan concerns and programmes in French and Arabic.

Western Sahara

National Radio of the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic broadcasts in Arabic and Spanish and the station supports the Polisario Front.

Telephone - land line

 International Direct Dialing (IDD) is available.
 Country dialing code is 212.

Privately run Téléboutiques can be found through Morocco. There is an attendant to provide change, phone cards and advice.

Telephone - mobile

Roaming agreements exist with some international mobile phone companies. Coverage is mainly available in cities in the west of the country.

Television

Radio-Television Marocaine (RTM) is state-run while 2M is only partly state-owned. Al Maghribiya, a satellite channel operated by RTM and 2M, is aimed at Moroccans living overseas.
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