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Good English Language Swiss news sites?

I've searched for this on the forums and I'm sure it has been addressed before, so I apologize for asking for likely the umpteenth time. What are some good English language Swiss news sites? Swiss newspapers that have online English versions, etc.

Appreciate any and all replies.
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Old 14.02.2008, 21:46
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

Swissinfo and Baz come to mind.

There are also quite a few expat blogs (and a few english language ones written by Swiss folks) out there.
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

There is SwissInfo, not sure that there is anything else.

I see that they have a page of Media Links, I have not previously looked at it so cannot comment on their quality.
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Swissinfo and Baz come to mind.
Thanks for the link to Baz, was unaware of it.
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

Hey,sali John,

Just a few of my favorites are http://www.swissinfo.ch , http://www.swissroots.org ; http://www.zisch.ch ;and as always good old http://baz.ch . (Which is very kweel.)


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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

here i know www.swissnews.ch.
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

Thanks for the great sites, everyone. Very much appreciated.
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

sorry for digging up old thread, but i guess better than starting new one:

are there any english news sites other than swissinfo.ch ? all links given here are either in german only (baz.ch, zisch.ch ... )
or are not news sites at all, at least not on daily basis ( swissnews.ch, swissroots.org)

so the only swiss news english language site give here is swissinfo.ch

i know one more - swisster.ch , but it is focused on geneva and not really updated frequently.

swissinfo.ch also doesn't have much news neither, so any other site out there in eglish?

for example spiegel.de in Germany has it's international branch spiegel.de/international , updated daily, also in other countries some major newspapers have their english language version (for example in Poland), no such thing in Switzerland?
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

I suspect that there are no others.

baz.ch used to have a page in English, but as I recall there was about one new article posted per day ... and in any case it is gone.

tdg.ch has some articles from swisster, but you can get them directly.

In theory Google Translate is an option, but the result is so mangled that I only use it when I really need some specific information. Actually I suggest you try it; your tolerance for mangled translations may well be higher than mine.
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

To be honest, there aren't any that I find really inspirational or high quality. But those mentioned above do the job and give a rough idea of what's going on.

Some years ago, I think the NZZ was toying with the idea of an English languiage version that could have competed with the likes of the FT on an international level. That would have been awesome. But I think it was dropped at an early point, especially now that the FT also appears in German, and the NZZ also does a Germany-based edition.

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Just a few of my favorites are http://www.swissinfo.ch
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

You can always try UK/International based sources - although often not as good, or as regularly updated, as internal news:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/switzerland

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...e/switzerland/

This is a good news aggregator:
http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/World+New...rn/Switzerland

Or Google News:
http://news.google.co.uk/news?pz=1&n...&q=switzerland

Other news aggregators that may work:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_feed_aggregators
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

If you set up iGoogle, you can add several Swiss Newsfeed sites in English such as SwissInfo or Switzerland News (Topix),
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

Swiss info is very good, but its mission (federal funding) is to inform Swiss abroad, so the slant is not always helpful for foreigners in Switzerland. WRS radio's mission is to inform people inside Switzerland - but it is radio, not a newspaper. It used to be WRG, changed 2 years ago and is improving regularly and becoming more national. They have a good news editor and team.

I tripped over this post while reading another, so I'm coming in late, but here are a couple suggestions: I'm the editor of genevalunch.com, which is for the Lake Geneva region, but we have a lot of readers in Zug and Zurich because we cover Swiss news - we're a regular daily (mostly M-F) newspaper, entirely online, and best read source of news in English in the region because we have good credibility. We don't do much marketing because we're a non-profit community paper with a small budget. Our public is a mix of newly arrived expats without the local language and old-timers like me who are fluent in at least one of the Swiss languages, but who want a different approach to the news (things like: when there is an election, we don't assume you know the Swiss political system).

But another good way to keep up is to go to Google News, then at the bottom of the page tell it what city,country you're interested in - I know a few people who keep this as their home page. It gives you stories from a several media, about that place. I kind of hate to recommend it today because we're having a (temporary) problem and Google News is finding our international but not local news. :-( Soon to be fixed.
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

i was suprised by the number of news lately on genevalunch about whole switzerland and zurich.

you cover almost everything what swissinfo.ch + wrs does and you add some of your own news, i can say that genevalunch is currently the best news site. But, the owners of this site (englishforum.ch) are planning to make thelocal.ch same as thelocal.se and thelocal.de

maybe you can contact the guy resposible for this, and you could cooperate somehow?

i think you could contact Uncle Max for the details? i'm not sure. It would be nice to see one big project, not two small ones.
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

If you look at the logo of this site you can see that they are in association with "The Local" which is europes news in english...

I myself find that site somewhat sufficient at this time, but from what i heard, that site is still in some sort of development.
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

That is thelocal.ch (which is in development)
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Re: Good English Language Swiss news sites?

Someone from Sweden registers just to ressurect an 18 month old thread and promote The Local?

Hmmmm.....

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