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10 years swissinfo.ch

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.

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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

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