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Adoption scandal Sri Lankans in Switzerland demand justice

Hundreds of Sri Lankan babies who were adopted by Swiss couples in the 1980s are trying to discover whether they were smuggled into the country.

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Society taboo Young carers face many obstacles

Switzerland’s first ever figures show that almost 8% of children aged 10-15 are young carers – far more than previously thought.

Gaétan Girardin, former young carer

Gaétan Girardin, on what support would be needed for young carers. Video courtesy: Careum/Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences 

Giulia, young carer

Giulia talks about her experiences looking after her mother. Video courtesy: Careum/Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences 

#WeAreSwissAbroad Maurine Mercier: ‘Journalism is a link between cultures’

Swiss journalist and former war reporter Maurine Mercier wants to give Muslims a voice.

20 years ago The murder of the commander of the Swiss Guard

On May 4, 1998, Alois Estermann was named commander of the Pope’s Swiss Guard. A few hours later, he was found dead in his flat in the Vatican City.