2140 GMT:Comment of the Night via Twitter....
"Just switched to Tunis TV.There is a democratic debate going on.Is this a joke or what? The country turned democratic in one hour."
2040 GMT: The Tunisian authorities have lifted the block on the multimedia site Nawaat and on the video site YouTube and Daily Motion.
It is also reported that the photographic site Flickr and even sites for pornography are now accessible.
2030 GMT: Just to round off the highlights of the President's speech: he also ordered the reduction of bread, milk, and sugar prices.
1914 GMT: Ben Ali says, "We will give freedom to the media and we will put an end to censorship of the Internet. We must find social remedies."
He assures, "This is not a Presidency for life" and asks those who wish to campaign in 2014 to present themselves.