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#DearDemocracy Globi: the cartoon character explaining democracy to kids

Consensus government, division of powers, federal constitution: all frightening words for children. Until Globi came along.

Animation Stephan Wicki on the nature of success

Swiss short film animators often produce their own films and try to show them at festivals around the globe to win prizes.

Critiquing self-obsession ‘I take selfies, therefore I am’

Claudius Gentinetta talks about the making of his new film, "Selfies".

A sketchy existence Swiss animation scene needs polish

The success of "My Life as a Courgette" has boosted animation in Switzerland, but experts say more professionalism is needed.

Big Tech EU parliament approves contentious online copyright reform

The decision was heavily lobbied both by publishers and free speech advocates. Switzerland is not yet directly implicated.

Safiental art biennale The Swiss valley turned into an artists' playground

Swiss and international artists have transformed the landscape along the length of a valley in southeastern Switzerland.

Exhibitions New Balthus retrospective and unfinished works

The Fondation Beyeler in Basel is holding a retrospective exhibition of work by the French artist Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, known as Balthus.

Tourism and tradition Calling off the sheepdogs in the Swiss Alps

The mountain dwellers in the area around the Gotthard Pass worry that their guard dogs not only scare off wolves and bears, but also summer visitors.