Two online newspapers enrich media landscape

Universe news, a new online media Mustapha Machat, former Director of communication at the Société Nationale de Distribution des Pétroles AGIL S.A. and former journalist at Arabic-language “Assabah” daily, has just launched a new French online newspaper called univsersenews.tn. This media which enriches the media landscape in Tunisia will soon be followed by an Arabic version “Alwasatnews.tn”, both published by the company Tunisia first Consulting (TFC). The two newspapers “Universenews” (in French) and “Alwasatnews” news (in Arabic) are two web newspapers focusing on proximity and covering all news, with objective, instant…

Tunisia regulator launches system to block SMS spam

Tunisia’s telecommunications regulator will launch a new service helping telecom subscribers reduce the number of advertising messages sent to them by operators, Telecompaper reported. The service ‘STOP SMS’ is the result of an agreement signed in April by the regulator, the national institution for the protection of personal data (INPDP) and the consumer rights organisation, Telecompaper added. It will be executed via a toll-free number. For subscribers bothered by the numerous advertising SMS they receive, the regulator’s initiative shows its strong implication in the protection of consumers’ interest, it explained.…

Sejnane women’s pottery know-how inscribed on list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity

Pottery skills of the women of Sejnane The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at UNESCO decided, at its 13th meeting held in Port Louis (Mauritius), from 26 November to 1 December 2018, to include women’s pottery know-how Sejnane on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, said Thursday afternoon the Permanent Delegation of Tunisia to Unesco in Paris. The Sejnane women’s pottery know-how is now included in the list of intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation…

19th edition of SUP’COM Forum on December 12, 2018

The Tunis Higher School of Communication (SUP’COM) is organizing the 19th edition of the SUP’COM Forum on December 12, 2018. This forum is an opportunity to promote digital culture and innovation and an exclusive meeting for the exchange of ideas and knowledge for young students, graduates, companies and professors. This year, the forum will be held under the theme: “Digital Tunisia: A Law for the Future”. It will discuss a critical approach to the new digital code, building on the experiences of countries that have experienced this change with the…

Growth rate can reach 4 or 5 % if State invests more in fight against corruption (INLUCC) 

Tunisia can achieve a 4 or 5 % leap in growth rate in little time if the state invests more in good governance and anti-corruption policies”, President of the National Anti-Corruption Authority (INLUCC) Chawki Tabib said. Around 2,500 citizens have so far declared their property, indicating that the category of judges has been the most numerous to perform this duty (400), Tabib reported. The president of INLUCC said the participation rate is much higher in regions than in Tunis. “We hope to reach the number 50 thousand by December 16”,…

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People: Tunisia reiterates calls to comply with international legality

On the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, on November 29 of each year, Tunisia recalls, in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday, Security Council Resolution No. 2334 of 2016 calling on Israel to stop immediately and completely all its settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The aim is to make progress in the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, in accordance with the two-State solution and the principles of international legality and as part the Middle East peace process and the…

“SICCA INVEST” due on December 14-15, 2018 in El Kef

A “SICCA INVEST” meeting is due to be held on December 14 and 15, 2018, in El Kef. The event targets the economic development of the region, in the creative and cultural industry, tourism (nature, sport, tourism heritage), crafts, environment. The SICCA INVEST” meeting will be organised by the Siccaveneria project, led by the Culture and Development Association “ACD”. “SICCA INVEST” will provide the opportunity to discuss “the economic development model of El Kef region and address the issues of reconversion of the territory. For decades investment, business creation and…

Saharan tourist village in Tozeur to open in summer 2019 

The Saharan tourist village in Tozeur built by the Qatari Diar Company will open in summer o 2019. This 5-star project resort includes 92 luxury suites with private pools and other amenities, a Roman theatre, thermal baths and a palm grove in the centre of the village. The design of the project, inspired by the Tunisian architectural heritage and the Jerid region, will be carried out by Tunisian entrepreneurs in accordance with the agreements between Tunisia and Qatar. 250 skilled workers and Tunisian and foreign skills will work in the…

Facebook users in Tunisia reach 7.6 million 

The Tunisian Facebook users have reached so far  7.6 million people, according to a study by Medianet Company. Iheb El Beji, Medianet’s Chief Executive said Wednesday at a meeting on the theme of” Digital Transition: Risks and Opportunities”, that  “Young people, whose age is below 35 years, represent 59% of Internet users. 54% of them are browsing the net via their mobile phones,” El Beji said business leaders need to design strategies that adapt to the current requirements and renovate their websites and ensure the digital transition within their companies,…

Prospects for cooperation between Tunisia and Saudi Arabia discussed as Saudi Crown Prince meets Tunisian President

A face-to-face meeting was held, on Tuesday in Tunis at the Carthage palace, between President Béji Caïd Essebsi and  Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdelaziz al-Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, on an official visit to Tunisia. An extended working session followed the meeting for the two countries’ delegation which focused on the increasing development of bilateral relations since the visit of President Caïd Essebsi to Riyadh in December 2015, according to a statement of the Tunisian Presidency of the Republic. Besides, the two sides…