Happy birthday swissinfo! Celebrating ten years of swissinfo.ch
The swissinfo.org news and information platform – now swissinfo.ch – went online ten years ago, on March 12, 1999. The online portal has been keeping the world up to date about events in Switzerland in German, French, English and Portuguese ever since. Sites in Italian, Spanish and Japanese went live in 2000. The language line-up was extended in 2001 with the addition of Arabic and Chinese services.
1935: Swiss short-wave service begins
1941: Programmes in Spanish, English and Portuguese are added to programming in Switzerland's national languages
1946: Esperanto is added to the range of languages
1964: Programmes are broadcast in Arabic for the first time
1978: The short-wave service is renamed Swiss Radio International
1999: The swissinfo.org online portal is launched in German, French, English and Portuguese
2000: Sites in Italian, Spanish and Japanese are added
2001: The language line-up is expanded with Arabic and Chinese sites
2004: Swiss Radio International goes off air
We look forward to your comments, suggestions and best wishes on this milestone birthday!