Sci & Tech
‘I want more people with disabilities represented in politics’
Swiss student Irene Stüssi is one of the 44 people taking part in the first special parliamentary session for people with disabilities in Switzerland.
A Swiss programme to train Ukrainian refugees in reconstruction
Topics include damage assessments, water and electricity supply systems, and rebuilding damaged buildings and infrastructure.
The Swiss Miracle: Cleanliness
“When you like something, you want it to be clean” – whether it’s your car, husband, home or country.
The Swiss Miracle: Tranquillity
“Keep calm and carry on” could well be the Swiss national motto.
The Swiss Miracle: Love
How do you make a Swiss woman laugh? Ask her whether Swiss men are good lovers, apparently.
2022 was a colourful, challenging year for SWI swissinfo.ch. Here's a taste of some of the reports we produced, and products we launched.
How did the Swiss become so rich?
How did the small mountainous country become one of the wealthiest in the world? This SRF documentary examines some of the possible factors.
Switzerland’s worst-ever gun massacre
On September 27, 2001, a gunman carried out a deadly attack on the Zug regional parliament, shooting dead 14 politicians before killing himself.
The crash of Swissair flight 111
A film looking at the Swissair flight 111 crash off Nova Scotia, the worst accident in Swiss civil aviation history.
SWISSCOY: more female recruits for more peace
Women are still a minority in peacekeeping operations. The Swiss armed forces’ contingent in Kosovo shows just how important their role can be.
Swiss voters accept a reform of the pension system
Swiss voters narrowly accepted a reform of the pension system on Sunday September 25.
Lucerne, the capital city that never was
Lucerne tried three times to become the Swiss capital. It nonetheless played a decisive role in the birth of Swiss democracy.
How exclusion became the driving force for democratisation
Geneva is a pioneer for giving people with severe mental or physical disabilities the right to vote.
Happy as an invasive clam?
Could harvesting invasive species be a solution? Our reporter went Asian clam digging and cooked up her catch.
‘Vital for the future’: what our readers think of gender-neutral conscription
Readers' views on a compulsory service for women and men largely reflect the majority opinion on the subject in Switzerland.
Neuchâtel: where one woman broke the male monopoly on politics
The first woman in Switzerland ever to be elected to a cantonal parliament was Raymonde Schweizer.
Russia has passed ‘100 new laws’ restricting press freedom
Galina Timchenko, the Russian-Ukrainian editor-in-chief of meduza.io, still writes about what Russian media can no longer publish due to censorship.
Leap of Faith
The dizzying south face of Poncione d’Alnasca, a mountain in southern Switzerland, attracts the best climbers in the world.
Swiss voters say ‘yes’ to new organ donation model
Some 60% of Swiss voters have accepted a reform to the transplantation law aiming to boost organ donation rates.
Life inside: testing a new Swiss prison
What are Swiss prisons really like on the inside? SWI swissinfo.ch tests the new Zurich West prison.
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