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100 Years of the OSA – #WeAreSwissAbroad

SWI Highlights 2016

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SWI swissinfo.ch
Swiss TV SRF

and the international
media landscape

POV and observations by a 55y/o Swiss who has lived half his life in CH and the other half in Southern California.


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Parliament shows support for military horses
The Swiss cabinet had announced it wanted to save costs on military horses and reduce the number from 67 to 38. However, the House of Representatives has now rejected this by a majority. The...
Zurich police force want body cams for all patrol officers
Zurich city police chiefs would like all of their officers on patrol to wear body cameras after a trial period was deemed a success. But not everyone welcomes this new tool for bobbies on the...
Switzerland still very much sees colour
Racism is part of everyday life in Switzerland: in 2017, more discriminations were registered than ever before. Nouvo brings you short videos about Switzerland, Swiss current affairs and the...
Experience swissinfo.ch in 360 degrees
From the tops of the Alps to the halls of Swiss government and city streets during carnival celebrations, take a 360-degree tour of swissinfo.ch, the Swiss broadcaster's international service,...
Drug addiction: ‘I pretended I had it under control’
"True Talk" puts people in front of the camera who are fighting prejudice or discrimination. They answer questions that nobody would normally dare to ask directly. --- swissinfo.ch is the...
Wood is the future
Wooden skyscrapers: a Swiss trend that's not going anywhere. Nouvo brings you short videos about Switzerland, Swiss current affairs and the wider world. Keep up to date and watch the videos...
Online shopping scams hit western Switzerland
Fraudsters in western Switzerland are hijacking people's addresses to get their hands on goods they haven't paid for. (RTS, swissinfo.ch) --- swissinfo.ch is the international branch of the...
One in five apprenticeships are broken off
In Switzerland, one out of every five apprentices breaks off their apprenticeship. Many young people struggle to choose the right profession. Most apprenticeships are given up in hairdressing,...
The Swiss village retreat at ‘the end of the world’
Two Belgians are buying old barns in a hamlet in canton Valais and turning its houses into a hotel and meeting rooms. The economically successful project is helping to preserve the hamlet's...
Should English be used when the Swiss Abroad meet?
The use of English at official meetings of Swiss expatriates is an issue regularly tabled for discussion. --- swissinfo.ch is the international branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation...


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