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Welcome to the NEW

After several months of development, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website which provides the best possible experience across all devices – desktop computers, tablets and smartphones.

We’ve focused on creating a more captivating and engaging design, enhancing the stability and speed of the website. Our aim is to provide you with the best content – wherever you are and whatever device you use.


Multimedia storytelling is at the heart of the new website, without the clutter. Text, video and audio are seamlessly woven together to tell the story in the best possible way. We have also made our main sections and in-depth stories on hot topics easier to find. What’s more, once you’re reading one of our articles, you’ll find it easy to share, interact or even change it to a different language.

Speed and stability

The website can also be downloaded more quickly. We have put a lot of effort into ensuring content can be delivered fast and is accessible wherever you are in the world.


Our pages are now ‘responsive’. That means they automatically scale up or down depending on whether you are visiting via your desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet. So now you can comfortably browse our website on any device and read our stories in any size.

More interaction

Over the coming weeks the site will offer countless new interactive functions. These will be clearly visibly and easy to use, in case you want to comment on articles, share them with others or publish them elsewhere.


We'd appreciate your feedback. Please let us know what you think. Send us an email at or tweet us at @swissinfo_en.

We hope you enjoy the new website!

See how we’ve changed over the years.

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