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Media
After the first newspaper on the territory of today's Croatia appeared as early as 1771 (in Zadar), there are now six national and seven regional daily newspapers as well as some 50 weekly publications. Principal media are Public Television and Radio Station (HRT), it broadcasts three nationwide television channels as well as several nationwide and regional radio stations; two private nation-wide television station; more than 100 private radio stations and ten private television channels which are mainly regional. The Croatian Radio and TV Company - Hrvatska radio televizija is broadcasting the news in English few times a day during the summer. The latest news from the Croatian radio in English and Croatian are also available on the Web.
Daily national newspapers: Vecernji List, Jutarnji List, Vjesnik, Slobodna Dalmcija, Novi List;
Weekly newspapers: Globus, Nacional, Feral Tribune, Fokus... International English-language papers (Herald Tribune, the Guardian, the Independent, Europe Today, and some others) as well as English editions of some popular magazines (Times, National Geographic, Vogue, Elle and others) are available in the larger towns.

Further reading:
Croatian Information Centre
Croatian News Agency
Croatian Radio & Television
Croatian news online

Telecommunications
Calling from Croatia, international access code is 00.
If you are calling Croatia country code is 385.
There are two GSM operators in Croatia: VIPNET (091) and CRONET (098). Both operators offer prepaid service packages and have signed roaming agreements with many foreign GSM operators.
There are telephone booths everywhere; telephone sets operate by means of magnetic cards, tokens that can be bought in the post office or a kiosk.
You can telephone also in post offices (marked with yellow sign). The offices in tourist centres are open from Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. They also offer telegram and fax service, and money changing.

Further reading:
HT
VIP
Croatian Post

Cyber Cafes
There are cyber cafes in Croatia but only in the larger towns and cities. For example, in southern Croatia there are 4 or 5 in Dubrovnik, one in Korčula, several in Split. Many of the hotels have an Internet connection as well as many small businesses.

Important phone numbers
Police 92
Fire brigade 93
Ambulance 94
Road assistance 987
Weather forecast and road conditions 060520520
Croatian Auto Club (HAK) 01/4640800
Information on local and intercity phone numbers 988
Information on international phone numbers 902
General Information 981

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