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A majority of Swiss voters have endorsed the government’s coronavirus policy in a controversial nationwide ballot.
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A law banning criticism of the monarchy is a major block to freedom of expression in Thailand, says journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk.
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Meet Joan Okitoi-Heisig, a communications specialist who helps international development actors better communicate about their work.
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How can people in democracies push back against the negative dynamics emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic? Democracy experts share their views.
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Meet Marina Wutholen, a journalist who also connects young people who have ideas for a more sustainable and equal world.
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Meet Zaninka Ntagungira, a climate specialist. She came to Geneva to study and focus on the policies that help combat climate change.
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For the second time this year, Swiss citizens will vote on the country’s Covid-19 law, notably the legal basis for the health certificate.
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The latest in our Global Voices of Freedom series: a Yemeni journalist fights for press freedom in his war-torn country.
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Meet Mohanty Sharada, an AI specialist. Many of his friends moved to Silicon Valley, but he stayed to create a start-up in Geneva.
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Meet Oday Darwich, a computer scientist who brings together researchers, industry and society to work on quantum computers.
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Reaction from the people who fought against the new Swiss law on same-sex marriage rights.
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Swiss voters have said “yes” to marriage for all. We were on the ground for the first reactions of the campaign committee gathered in Bern.
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Syrian-Kurdish-Swiss filmmaker Mano Khalil shares tough childhood memories and discusses his new film Neighbours at the Locarno Film Festival.
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Ellie Kisyombe has managed to make her voice heard as one of the first ever asylum seekers to run for public office in Ireland.
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Switzerland offered its good offices to arrange negotiations between Algerian and French delegations, which led to the end of the Algerian War.
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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.
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A small island southwest of Tokyo has become a centre of direct democratic activity.
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Establishing and working with an independent media organization in Cuba involves a lot of challenges. But this is what Jessica Dominguez Delgado...
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Stretching over several decades, meetings in Geneva between American presidents and Syrian president Hafez al-Assad, raised hopes of peace in the...
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"I wish you both presidents a fruitful dialogue, in the interests of your two countries, and the world," said Swiss President Guy Parmelin at the...
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