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Presumed consent Organ donation: direct democracy and the law

Two doctors express concern that a Swiss initiative aimed at making everyone a potential organ donor could be a dangerous shortcut to more donations.

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in depth WEF Davos 2018

The biggest names from politics, business and civil society descend on Davos for the 48th WEF annual congress

in depth The Swiss media landscape

From media habits and press freedom to public broadcasting, learn about how Swiss news is made – and used – in a world of evolving technologies.

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Radio and Television Swiss licence fee vote: the demands and potential consequences

On March 4, the Swiss will vote on getting rid of the compulsory radio and television licence fee. What are the arguments and what is at stake? 

Unesco cultural heritage Why the Swiss are experts at predicting avalanches

Can avalanches be managed? An in-depth look at the latest Swiss snow science.

Bearded vulture The bone-picker that was a ghost in Switzerland

The largest bird in the Alps, the bearded vulture was exterminated in the 19th century and is a vulnerable species today.

Lauberhorn race The most important ski race of the year – in numbers

What were some of the figures driving the 88th installment of the world famous ski event, this weekend in Wengen?

Democracy in action Swiss village showcases battle over lakefront access

The super-rich love to buy Swiss villas with private access to water. The snag is that, legally, the public have access to all lakes and rivers.