"The world was turned on its head in 2016. With its balanced, professional reporting of outstanding quality, swissinfo.ch placed the global upheaval into context from the Swiss point of view."

Peter Schibli
Director

“Dear Democracy,
how are you?” #DearDemocracy

From the Arab Spring to Brexit, from Trump to “fake” news: direct democracy is a hot topic. Reflective of this, Swiss students came up with the evocative hashtag #DearDemocracy for an event for which SWI swissinfo.ch was media partner. This is now the name of our platform on modern direct democracy, the most important topic addressed by swissinfo.ch. This article explains what is behind #DearDemocracy.

more

US elex coverage

Washington’s story of the year – as told by SWI

more

#DearDemocracy at the
Global Democracy Forum

San Sebastián, 16 to 19 November 2016

Brexit, right-wing populists and right-wing extremists grasping for power in Germany, France, Austria and the Netherlands. 8 November, and Trump is elected the new US president: 2016 was one long, loud wake-up call for democracies and for the world as a whole.

more