E-mail can be accessed from Internet cafes in the cities of
Nabeul, Tunis, Sousse and
Tahar ben Amar.
The internet is monitored – making the choice of Tunisia
for the November 2005 Global Information conference a controversial
Airmail to Europe takes 3 to 5 days and a express service
guarantees delivery in 4 days or under.
Summer Post office hours: Monday to Saturday
from 7.30 am to 1.30 pm
Winter Post office hours: Monday to Friday
from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 5.45 pm, Saturday from
8.30 am to 1.30 pm
Ramadan Post office hours: Monday to Thursday
8.30 am to 2.30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 8.30 am to 1.30.
The government retains a tight hold on the press, despite
freedom of information being ‘guaranteed’ by the
The daily newspapers are printed in Arabic and French, the
most popular being La Presse de Tunisie, As-Sabah,
Le Temps and Tunisia Daily.
State-run Tunisian Radio and privately-owned
Radio Mosaique are the principal radio broadcasters.
Telephone - land line
dialing code is 216.
Automatic dialling extends to most parts of the country and
covers direct international calls.
Roaming agreements with international mobile phone companies
exist in Tunisia.
The government retains a tight hold on local broadcasting.
ERTT is the state-run broadcaster, owning
the stations Tunis 7 and Canal 21.
The country’s 1st privately-run commercial station is
Hannibal TV, while many satellite channels
are popular, including those broadcast from Egypt.