Swiss voters reject NoBillag

March 4, 2018. UNIKOM, the Union of non-commercial radios in Switzerland, has acknowledged with great relief the result of the national vote rejecting the NoBillag-initiative. UNIKOM remains committed to ensuring that minorities have platforms for communication and self-expression and that they are empowered to use such platforms. “The vote is also a recognition of the work of thousands of volunteers across

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European Media Organizations support Swiss public service and local TV and radio stations

Freedom of information at risk through the NoBillag-initiative February 14th, 2018. On March 4th Swiss citizens will decide through a national vote whether to abolish the media reception  fee, previously collected through the company Billag (hence the initiative’s name “NoBillag”). The current Swiss media system is comprised of public service, private and community media, each sector with its specific functions and

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Switzerland: Radio Lora on DAB+

The move to DAB+ for the Swiss community radios has started. Last year the Swiss OFCOM awarded a radio license to the Digris AG company for the operation of DAB+ islands throughout Switzerland, for small radio stations to be able to access a platform for the digital transmission of their programme services in small-scale areas. This platform is financially much

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