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The sounds of the Covid generation
How has the Covid-19 pandemic influenced today’s sounds and the current generation of Swiss musicians?
The birth of modern democracy in the heart of Europe
The "Swiss Revolution" brought democracy to Switzerland. It was an uprising against the aristocracy – and the beginning of a long journey.
The Planets Giant Slalom race
The annual amateur ski race on the mountain above the village of Evionnaz in southwest Switzerland is a moment of local pride and joy.
The Lauberhorn downhill – the mountain of fate
The classic Lauberhorn downhill ski race has been a World Cup fixture since the race circuit started 55 years ago.
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Underwater archaeology reveals buried secrets of a Swiss lake
The prehistoric past of the city of Lucerne is still largely unknown. However, the lake that surrounds it could yet harbour some clues.
The making of the Burnt Instruments Orchestra
Composers Tragtenberg and Scarassatti explain the process of inventing their musical sculptures made of burnt wood.
Burnt Instruments Orchestra - Improvisations
The composers Lívio Tragtenberg and Marco Scarassatti improvise on their freshly built instruments made of dead wood from the canton of Graubünden.
Who are you, Esther Eppstein?
Esther Eppstein, grande dame of the Zurich independent art scene, has won the Prix Meret Oppenheim 2021. Here she is in her own words.
Nexpo in Mathon
Nexpo curator explains the concept behind the project during the site visit in Mathon, canton Graubünden.
Why did Syrians turn to Europe for shelter? A filmmaker explains
Syrian-Kurdish-Swiss filmmaker Mano Khalil shares tough childhood memories and discusses his new film Neighbours at the Locarno Film Festival.
‘Even in Switzerland there were hippies’
Director Stefan Jäger talks about his Monte Verità film, which premiered at the Locarno film festival this week.
How the Swiss Abroad celebrate their national day
The Swiss are celebrating their National Day, not only here but in every country where Swiss people are now living and working.
Diplomatic back channels: Switzerland helps end the Algerian War
Switzerland offered its good offices to arrange negotiations between Algerian and French delegations, which led to the end of the Algerian War.
Daily dispatches from the 74th Locarno Film Festival
On August 4, 2021, the Locarno Film Festival opens for the 74th time. We'll be there to bring you insights and behind-the-scenes exclusives.
Diplomatic back channels: Switzerland represents US interests in Iran
The rupture of diplomatic ties between the US and Iran in the wake of the Iranian revolution led Switzerland to represent US interests in Iran.
Diplomatic back channels: years of USA-Syria talks in Geneva
Stretching over several decades, meetings in Geneva between American presidents and Syrian president Hafez al-Assad, raised hopes of peace in the...
Diplomatic back channels: Castro stretches out a hand to Clinton in Geneva
Castro flew to Geneva in 1998. His hopes to initiate ties with Clinton were dashed, but he left a lasting impression on the international community.
Telling stories of the past and present
The Israeli film “The Dead of Jaffa” is screening as part of Yesh! Film Festival in Zurich.
Diplomatic back channels: when Reagan and Gorbachev met in Geneva
When Joe Biden meets Vladimir Putin in Geneva on June 16, it won’t be the first time the leaders of two superpowers hold a summit in the Swiss city.
Protest over academic collaboration with China
The Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is one of three European institutions cooperating with a university in China with ties to the military.
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