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Zitouna FM

First faith-based private radio station with the slogan "Tolerance, temperance and moderation, from heart to heart." It broadcasts mainly in Arabic with some programs in French.

The station was founded by Sakher El Materi, the son-in-law of former president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali. Zitouna FM is property of the Tunisian State since 14 January 2011. It is in the process of becoming public radio joining the Tunisian radio institution.

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Sakhr El Materi

Affiliated Interests Founder

Born December 2, 1981 in Tunis, Sakhr El Materi is a Tunisian businessman and politician, son-in-law of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, President of Tunisia from 1987 to 2011.

From 2004 he leads the large group, El Karama Holding, previously Princess Holding, which is a Tunisian business group of around twenty companies in automobile, trade, real estate, cruise, tourism, finance, media, telecommunications and agriculture sectors.

The constitution of this group and the personal fortune of its boss, whose origin dates back to the privatization of the Bank of the South in 2005, have always been highly controversial and are now the subject of several lawsuits.

With the Tunisian revolution and the escape of Sakhr El Materi in January 2011, his shares were confiscated by the state


61, avenue Habib-Bourguiba 2016 Carthage

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350 000 $/ 700 000. TND ( Budget 2015)

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