With its four national languages, its cultural diversity and economical status, Switzerland has long had one of the best developed and most complete mass media sectors in Europe.[1][2]

Still, due to its small territorial size, it is strongly influenced by the media of larger bordering countries, with foreign journals, radios and televisions popular throughout the country.[3] The broadcasting sector is dominated by the SRG SSR, subsidized by the federal government,[4][5] while the printed press is free of governmental involvement.

Switzerland was ranked tenth in 2021 in the annual "Worldwide press freedom ranking of countries" published by Reporters Without Borders.[6][7]


Main article: List of newspapers in Switzerland


Main article: List of radio stations in Switzerland


Main article: Television in Switzerland


See also



  1. ^ Qualität der Medien 2019 (pdf) (in German) (Jubiläumsausgabe ed.). Schwabe Verlag Basel. ISBN 9783796540899. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  2. ^ Russ-Mohl, Stephan (3 January 2020). "Wie viel Medienpatriotismus braucht das Land?". www.tagesspiegel.de (in German). Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  3. ^ Emil Egli; Aubrey Diem; Daniel Wachter. "Switzerland - Cultural institutions". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Media subsidies: Current position and recommendations for the future" (pdf). Federal Media Commission FMEC. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  5. ^ Wartburg, Reto Gysi von. "How the world's countries provide public media". SWI swissinfo.ch. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  6. ^ "2021 World Press Freedom Index | Reporters Without Borders". RSF. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  7. ^ Misicka, Susan. "Swiss press freedom under threat from cuts". SWI swissinfo.ch. Retrieved 19 March 2020.