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Old 04.05.2017, 09:04
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last night the police helicopter was flying over my village for a hour but nothing in the news.

I am assuming it has something to do with the major crimes from the last few days but why isn't anything in the news? Is it normal for people to stay calm nothing unusual about a police helicopter flying low over your village in the night for an hour with lights and sensors

http://www.polizeiticker.ch/news/art...outerie-98805/

http://www.polizeiticker.ch/news/art...raeuber-98705/

http://www.polizeiticker.ch/news/art...naufruf-98643/
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Old 04.05.2017, 09:39
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last night the police helicopter was flying over my vilage for a hour but nothing in the news.

I am assuming it has something to do with the major crimes from the last few days but I why isnt anything in the news? Like its normal for people to stay calm nothing unusual about a police helicopter flying low over your village for an hour with lights and sensors

http://www.polizeiticker.ch/news/art...outerie-98805/

http://www.polizeiticker.ch/news/art...raeuber-98705/

http://www.polizeiticker.ch/news/art...naufruf-98643/
That's right - nothing particularly unusual in that. Especially as it's over the Dietikon Spreitenbach area which are both quite largely populated.

This kind of thing is an every day occurrence in and around Zürich, and Dietikon is around Zürich.
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Re: Press freedom in Switzerland?

I am sure they also use the controversial scanning and hacking devices to locate certain individuals
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stingray_phone_tracker

to be clear I like it I think its cool and I support the police but I wish there was more information available when there are such large operations underway... because clearly people can see and hear the large police presence in the night with lights...
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to be clear I like it I think its cool and I support the police but I wish there was more information available when there are such large operations underway... because clearly people can see and hear the large police presence in the night with lights...

So what and why is the need to announce this? They won´t do that just for fun and if they are searching for someone/something, fine.


And really, press freedom?? Come on, ask the German "Die Welt" Journalist in Turkey...
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because I think the news are very scared to report about the police in switzerland. The news only report word for word press releases put out by the police but never actually independently report about the police
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because I think the news are very scared to report about the police in switzerland. The news only report word for word press releases put out by the police but never actually independently report about the police


You may read up again on freedom of press, what that means.


I see enough articles on the police here.
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because I think the news are very scared to report about the police in switzerland. The news only report word for word press releases put out by the police but never actually independently report about the police
Did you ask the police?

I had the same 10 years ago in Thalwil. A helicopter circled at about 11pm for 20 minutes. Phoned the police and they advised they were looking for someone with problems who has escaped from an institution and apologized for the disturbance.

The papers had more pressing matters to report...
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because I think the news are very scared to report about the police in switzerland. The news only report word for word press releases put out by the police but never actually independently report about the police
Depends what news source you use. If you're looking at 20 min or similar free news then you're going to get word for word press releases, word for word Reuters news or word for word Twitter/Facebook updates. That's the nature of these things.

You pay your money, you make your choice. If you find your newspaper unsatisfactory, then change to another.
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Old 04.05.2017, 12:43
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because I think the news are very scared to report about the police in switzerland. The news only report word for word press releases put out by the police but never actually independently report about the police
Who exactly do you think news media are financed? Do you really think news papers, especially the size of most Swiss papers, are rolling in money and can afford to pay reporters to go check out your helicopter problem.
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They were probably transmitting an OTA firmware update to Mindkontrol 3.0
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Is it normal for people to stay calm nothing unusual about a police helicopter flying low over your village in the night for an hour with lights and sensors?
Yes.

Apart from Blick and 20Minutes readers, nobody wants to know until there is a result.
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Old 06.05.2017, 14:51
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Re: Press freedom in Switzerland?

If you really feel a need to keep track:

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/pd/de/i...teilungen.html

Or this:

http://www.kapo.zh.ch/internet/siche...e/aktuell.html


This has nothing to do with "Press Freedom".
Easy to see were you might come from as a home country currently.
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Old 06.05.2017, 21:07
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last night the police helicopter was flying over my village for a hour but nothing in the news.

I am assuming it has something to do with the major crimes from the last few days but why isn't anything in the news?
I've been away. What major crimes asre you refering to please? Just had a look around Google and can't find anything.
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Old 06.05.2017, 21:38
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I've been away. What major crimes asre you refering to please? Just had a look around Google and can't find anything.
Well of course you can't find anything, there's no press freedom in Switzerland!
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Old 06.05.2017, 21:41
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What's a telephone book?
It's a fat novel with lots and lots of characters and no storyline. Which is probably why people stopped reading them.

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I've been away. What major crimes asre you refering to please? Just had a look around Google and can't find anything.
That is exactly OP's point!
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Re: Press freedom in Switzerland?

Actual ranking for 2017 is out if you interested:

https://www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de...ne_Grenzen.pdf


1. Norway

7. Switzerland

22. Canada

40. GB

43. USA


180. Nord Korea
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these reports and rank lists are always interesting to look at but should be viewed with skepticism and always consider who wrote it and for what interest. kind of like the WEF ranking switzerland no 1 economy every year...

additionally I know that many places have laws that give the public access to government information contract meetings transcripts and so on... I am sure switzerland does not grant the public such access to government information.
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Actual ranking for 2017 is out if you interested:

https://www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de...ne_Grenzen.pdf
They already know in May for all of 2017?
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surprising to see switzerland ranking so far from north korea given that they have such good relations also I am sure in switzerland it is illegal to record video or report around government or police activities reason for which government building even if just a simple traffic office is not available on google street view.

I guess the two small secretive nations like to play good cop bad cop )

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Actual ranking for 2017 is out if you interested:

https://www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de...ne_Grenzen.pdf


1. Norway

7. Switzerland

22. Canada

40. GB

43. USA


180. Nord Korea

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The police has requested to have their helicopter blocked on the radar websites. Therefore the public and amateur pilots cannot see it anymore.
Too much secrecy...


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last night the police helicopter was flying over my village for a hour but nothing in the news.

I am assuming it has something to do with the major crimes from the last few days but why isn't anything in the news? Is it normal for people to stay calm nothing unusual about a police helicopter flying low over your village in the night for an hour with lights and sensors

http://www.polizeiticker.ch/news/art...outerie-98805/

http://www.polizeiticker.ch/news/art...raeuber-98705/

http://www.polizeiticker.ch/news/art...naufruf-98643/
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