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Tunis Afrique Presse

Tunis Afrique Presse
Industry News media
Founded 1 January 1961 (1961-01-01)
Headquarters Tunis, Tunisia
Key people Taieb Yousfi (CEO)
Products Wire service
Employees 300

Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) (Arabic: وكالة تونس إفريقيا للأنباء‎) is a Tunisian press agency.

History and profile

The agency, based in Tunis,[1] was founded on 1 January 1961.[2][3][4] With a corps of 300 agents, including photographers, researchers and 220 journalists, and a network of correspondents covering all regions of the country, the agency reports on national news in Arabic, French, and English.[2]

TAP headquarters

For international news, the agency uses AFP, Reuters, and the Associated Press, as well as about forty national agencies. Globally, the agency produces an average of 250 dispatches each day. The agency also has a photography department, which produces around 20 images daily, and has an archive of more than 500,000 photos dating back to the 1930s.

General managers

Hédi Annabi was the general manager of agency between 1979 to 1981.[5] Néjib Ouerghi was appointed head of the agency on 12 May 2010, replacing Mohamed Missaoui in the post. He had previously spent his entire career at the daily La Presse de Tunisie, before becoming editor-in-chief of Le Renouveau until he joined TAP. Taieb Yousfi became the head of the angency on 7 January 2012.


  1. ^ "Tunisia". Press Reference. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Tunisia - Media Landscape". Journalism Network. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Republic of Tunisia". National Authority for the Reform of Information and Communication. 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Edward Webb (11 April 2014). Media in Egypt and Tunisia: From Control to Transition?. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 53.  
  5. ^ "Hédi Annabi". United Nations Oral History. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

External links

  • Official site (English)
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