Public media

IPMC2019: Otfried Jarren ‘Journalists must get a grip’ to protect independent media

How has mass media, and its impact on society, changed over the past 40 years? Otfried Jarren has spent his career immersed in that question. 

Eyes and ears On the road with Switzerland’s public broadcaster

Switzerland has a long history of public media – and the challenge of keeping it current for future generations.

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Politics and the press

Swiss political campaigns ‘Fake news’: The thorny question of safeguarding elections

As Americans vote in highly anticipated mid-terms, in Europe concern is growing over disinformation and manipulation derailing democratic processes.

Controversial deal Switzerland’s largest media group strengthens dominant position

Switzerland’s largest media group, Zurich-based Tamedia, has struck a deal with one of the country’s most controversial politicians, Christoph ...

This content was published on April 18, 2018 5:05 PM
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Media habits and consumption

Swiss media CH Media cuts two Sunday newspapers and staff

Switzerland is losing two Sunday newspapers - the Zentralschweiz am Sonntag and the Ostschweiz am Sonntag – and ten affiliated jobs.

This content was published on March 19, 2019 3:18 PM

Quality of the media 2018 Swiss media stuck in negative spiral

The Swiss media landscape remains of high quality but an “alarmingly high” concentration is a real problem for democracy.

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March 4, 2019 International Public Media Conference

The livestream of the International Public Media Conference at Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern will be available here on March 4, 2019. 

Funding and debates How the world’s countries provide public media

Swiss voters will soon decide the future of their public service broadcasting. What's the situation for public media in other countries?