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SWI Highlights 2017

"TWITTERVIEW" WITH BALZ RIGENDINGER

Chief Editor for Switzerland

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Introducing the Multimedia team
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THE OSA AND
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SOCIAL MEDIA AT
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A Swiss film on why it's hard to help people
The documentary "That Girl" by Swiss director Cornelia Gantner shows how laborious development aid can be, even for locals. Gladys Shonga-Furrer grew up in ...
Living in Switzerland as a Muslim
The Swiss population has voted in favour of banning face coverings, in a vote known as the 'burka ban', in March 2021. They had already voted in favour of ...
Simona Aebersold, on being a world orienteering championships medallist and student
Simona Aebersold is 23 but has been running through forests and fields since she was a kid - her mom and dad are former top athletes and got her into ...
Swiss watchmakers' efforts to become more sustainable
The Swiss watchmaking industry is one of Europe's hungriest consumers of stainless steel: it uses up to 120000 tonnes of it per year. The sector is facing ...
From Beethoven, with help from algorithms
Beethoven died in 1827 without having been able to finish his 10th Symphony. Nearly two centuries later, the work of the famous composer has been completed ...
Visiting Kari Voutilainen's watchmaking atelier
Finnish master watchmaker Kari Voutilainen recently opened a new atelier in Canton Neuchâtel. Voutilainen could in some ways be described as the Lionel ...
A giant water battery in the Swiss Alps
The amount of electricity that can be stored thanks to the new pumped-storage and turbine power station in Nant de Drance, canton Valais, could charge more ...
An alternative life of Swiss luxury
Thomas Brunschwig leads an unconventional life. He is a self-confessed outsider who has found his sustainable, spiritual paradise in a Bernese farmhouse ...
Afghan women face an uncertain future
One of the big questions since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan is what will become of Afghan women. When the militant group last ruled the country, ...
Covid vaccinations in schools
Aargau is the first Swiss canton to offer mobile vaccination centres for older pupils on school grounds. The aim is to boost the vaccination rate among 16- to ...