Switzerland caps a week of shocking referendum results by supporting a law that would grant its intelligence agency sweeping powers to spy on…the Swiss.
Facing intense scrutiny from a Swiss government inquiry into the human rights impact of the commercial surveillance trade, companies have packed up and are no longer attempting to export their spying technology from Switzerland.
A Swiss court has ordered a journalist to testify against his source in a drug dealer case that was published on the Swiss German-language daily, Basler Zeitung in October 2012. According to Article 28a of the Swiss Penal Code, journalists and media organisations have the right to protect their sources.
A swiss court has ruled the police search and seizure of journalist Ludovic Rocchi’s computer equipment and notebooks illegal. Rocchi has been instrumental in exposing bad practice and suspected plagiarism at the University of Neuchâtel, and currently faces charges of defamation and slander.
Ludovic Rocchi’s home was searched on 13 August 2013, with police confiscating computer equipment and notebooks. Prior to the search, Rocchi faced charges of defamation and slander for investigating plagiarism at the University of Neuchâtel
Elmer is charged with coercion and violating bank secrecy laws.
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a media release of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group: EFJ Protests Recent Arrest of Journalists in Switzerland The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the European regional group of the International Federation of Journalists, expressed its great concern today about the recent arrests by Swiss police […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a media release of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group: European Journalists Condemn “Military Justice” for Swiss Journalists The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the European regional group of the International Federation of Journalists, condemned the Swiss military for using legal proceedings to threaten and intimidate […]
(RSF/IFEX) – The following is a 14 February 2007 RSF press release: EUROPEAN COURT’S RULING IN STOLL CASE WILL BE CRUCIAL FOR PRESS FREEDOM IN SWITZERLAND The verdict which the European Court of Human Rights issues in the case of Martin Stoll v. the Swiss government could result in a reform of the criminal code […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a 3 June 2003 IFJ media release: IFJ Protest Over Journalist Seriously Injured by “Reckless” Police in G8-protest The International Federation of Journalists today criticised Swiss police over “heavy-handed and reckless” action against demonstrators at the weekend which led to a British freelance photographer, Guy Smallman, suffering serious injuries when […]
(RSF/IFEX) – On 16 October 2002, RSF condemned an attempt to bomb the Zurich-based offices of the Kosovo newspaper “Bota Sot” and called for the identification of those responsible. The attempted bombing of the Albanian-language newspaper, with a grenade hidden inside a package, took place on 27 September, but was not made public until the […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a 15 October 2001 IFJ media release: IFJ Condemns “harassment” of Al-Jazeera Journalist and Warns of Pressure on Media Staff The International Federation of Journalists today condemned the detention, on October 14, and subsequent expulsion of the European Editor of the Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera by Swiss authorities as “harassment […]