Blocher's involvement with Basel daily raises hackles

22nd November 2010, Comments 0 comments

The involvement of Swiss Peoples Party politician and businessman Christoph Blocher as an adviser to the Basler Zeitung, Basels leading newspaper, ignites a storm of public protest and concerns from the dailys journalists about editorial independence. The new owners of the money-losing journal maintain that Blochers company Robinvest is hired for strategic business reasons but others fear unwelcome political influence.

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