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"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."

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SWI Highlights 2016

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Switzerland's unfilled apprenticeship spots
A few years ago there weren't enough apprenticeships to meet demand, but nowadays there are training positions going unfilled in Switzerland. There are ...
A life-changing art project
Tama Vakeesan was born in Switzerland – to Tamil parents from Sri Lanka. This week, Tama visits the Kidswest Association set up a decade ago in Bern, which ...
Frozen bodies found in glacier identified
A Swiss woman whose parents went missing 75 years ago is relieved that their bodies have finally been found after years of searching for them.
Campaign against tripping accidents
Slipping or falling down the stairs is the number one cause of accidents in Switzerland. Suva, the national accident insurance fund, is trying to keep people a bit ...
The Swiss fitness blogger working up a sweat in Turkey
It was love that first brought Doris Hofer to Turkey, where she then became one of the country's leading fitness bloggers. The current political situation however, ...
Wood food – a new eating trend
Do beech sawdust and wood shavings belong in a tasty dish? Many Swiss think so. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) --- swissinfo.ch is the international branch of the Swiss ...
Neuchâtel tackles crystal meth problem
Neuchâtel is Switzerland's “crystal meth capital”, with the highest proportion of users of the highly addictive drug. The canton is now tackling the problem using a ...
Congolese do it in sunglasses
Tama Vakeesan was born in Switzerland – to Tamil parents from Sri Lanka. This week Tama talks to comedian, Charles Nguela, about how Congolese Swiss ...
How safe is the Swiss capital?
International polls rank Bern as one of the safest capital cities to live in on the planet. swissinfo.ch found out what it means to feel secure there. The city, with its ...
Men helping at home with the children
Men who do housework are becoming less of a rarity. However, it is still the women who do the lion's share of household and family tasks, especially if children ...


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