Advisory body Public Council

Urs Ziswiler (president)

Urs Ziswiler (president)


In accordance with statutes, the Public Council ensures close contact between management and the audience.

The Public Council advises management on all matters related to content and expresses its views, and offers suggestions and ideas. The Public Council also regularly reviews the development, concept and success of SRG SSR’s international service, paying attention to quality, relevance, diversity and originality.

Urs Ziswiler (president)
Former Swiss ambassador
Member of the board of directors and executive board of various organisations
Mother tongue: German

Diccon Bewes (vice-president)
Mother tongue: English

Marina Karlin
Director of the “Russian Switzerland” magazine
Editor and journalist
Mother tongue: Russian

Takemitsu Morikawa
Associated professor at the University of Lucerne (sociology department) and at the University of Zurich (Asian-Oriental Institute, Japanese studies)
Mother tongue: Japanese

Chok Woo
Engineer and manager
Mother tongue: Chinese