TUNISIA LAUNCHES NEW STRATEGY TO PROMOTE INFORMATION SOCIETY
In the run-up to it hosting the WSIS Summit at the end of next year, Tunisia has launched a new strategy "a knowledge-based economy". The new measures aim at reducing the cost of telephone service, promoting broadband internet connections and assisting NGO's and businesses involved in new information technologies. They include:
The promotion of new information technologies is a crucial component of President Ben Ali's policies. Tunisia will be hosting the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society in November 16-18, 2005.