Swiss government zeros out funding for swissinfo.

Posted: 28 Feb 2010   Print   Send a link
"Government funding for would be cut as part of budget proposals for 2011-2013, the finance ministry has confirmed. ... It is the second time in less than ten years that is facing potential financial cuts. Its budget was reduced to SFr26 million from SFr44 million and included job losses and the abolition of shortwave radio broadcasts. Half of's funding from the government and half from the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC),'s parent company." swissinfo, 25 February 2010. See also Le Temps (Geneva), 27 February 2010., in English, german, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, and Chinese, is the website successor of the shortwave-delivered Swiss Radio International. Could swissinfo drop German, French, and Italian, as information in those languages is available from Swiss domestic websites?