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Renat Kuenzi  Expertise: Swiss politics, democratic processes at home and abroad. Initials: rk

What do you think about direct funding of Swiss media?

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The coronavirus pandemic has further weakened Switzerland’s already struggling media industry. To help news organisations, the Swiss authorities want to give the press more financial aid.

To the surprise of experts, this idea currently has broad support in Switzerland - more support than anywhere else in Europe.

How do you see the role of the media in a democracy? If you live abroad, does the government of the country you live in offer support, financial or otherwise, to media outlets?

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