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Swiss media CH Media cuts two Sunday newspapers and staff

Switzerland is losing two Sunday newspapers - the Zentralschweiz am Sonntag and the Ostschweiz am Sonntag – and ten affiliated jobs.

This content was published on March 19, 2019 3:18 PM

Media under pressure Proposed UN convention aims to better protect journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) explains why it believes a new treaty is needed to protect media workers’ rights worldwide.

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Biodiversity Traditional chestnut named Swiss fruit of the year

The "Lüina" chestnut has been named Swiss fruit of the year by Fructus, an association that promotes preservation of fruit heritage and biodiversity. 

This content was published on March 16, 2019 3:08 PM

Singing for Switzerland Luca Hänni raises Swiss Eurovision hopes

Switzerland has enjoyed little success at the annual Eurovision Song Contest in recent years but the tide may be about to turn.  This year, the ...

Basel Carnival Confetti king explains his ‘labour of love’

Basel’s carnival is in full swing and confetti is raining down on the city’s streets. Much of it is made by Hans Rudolf Streiff.

#Web30 As web turns 30, inventor reflects on how to fix growing pains

As the World Wide Web marks its 30th anniversary, inventor Tim Berners-Lee ponders what it has grown into and how to fix it. 

20 years of swissinfo.ch The day Switzerland found its online voice

SWI swissinfo.ch is 20 years old today. It still fulfills its predecessor Swiss Radio International’s mission but by means barely existent in 1999.

The way things were From analogue to digital

March 12, 1999, marked the launch of swissinfo.org. The news platform was the successor of Swiss Radio International, which was gradually phased out.

Fasnacht 2019 Political (in)correctness lights up Basel carnival

“To the end” is the motto of this year’s Basel carnival, which began on Monday at 4am.

Controversy Swiss police investigate KKK carnival costumes

The Schwyz cantonal police force has interviewed all 12 people who dressed in Ku Klux Klan costumes during carnival celebrations last week.

This content was published on March 10, 2019 6:27 PM

#SwissHistoryPics The golden age of winter tourism in Grindelwald

Grindelwald was the first thermal spa town in the Bernese Oberland region to open up to winter tourism at the end of the 19th century.

Pschuuri The dark Swiss fertility tradition with hunters and ‘victims’

The “Pschuuri” Ash Wednesday festival in eastern Switzerland is possibly the least politically correct custom in the world. 

Isabelle Eberhardt The Swiss explorer who broke ground for women travel writers

Explorer Isabelle Eberhardt paved the way for Swiss women to enter journalism and travel writing, but few know her story.

Podcast Big bridges in the Big Apple

“Gateways to New York” is a documentary about Swiss engineer Othmar Ammann, who built many of New York’s most iconic bridges.