Freedom of expression

In this section you find news concerning freedom of expression in Switzerland.

Freedom of the press: on Switzerland's leading role

With regard to freedom of expression, Switzerland is praised highly in a report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). In the NGO’s view, this must...

Strasbourg reprehends Switzerland for violating freedom of expression during WEF

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg has convicted Switzerland of violating the freedom of expression (art. 10 of the European Convention...

Controversial Poster Allowed During Campaign

During the 2007 election campaign, the right wing party Central Democratic Union (CDU) used in the canton of Valais a poster that showed Muslims in a...

Switzerland Contests Strasbourg Decision for the First Time and Wants to Control Indiscretions

In April 2006, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled four votes to three that the Swiss authorities violated a Swiss...

Acquittal of journalists in the «Fax Affair»

Three Swiss journalists charged by a military court for illegally publishing a classified fax have been acquitted. The document, published in the...

No violation of right to freedom of expression

Contrary to the decision of the Small Chamber last year, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights did not detect a violation of Art....

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