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FACTS was a weekly news magazine from Switzerland owned by Tamedia.[1] The weekly published between 1995 and 2007.

CategoriesNews magazine
PublisherTamedia Publications
Year founded1995
Final issue2007
CompanyTamedia Group
LanguageGerman language

History and profileEdit

FACTS was established by Tamedia AG in 1995.[2] The magazine initially oriented itself after the German magazine Focus until it obtained its own profile. It was among the leading news magazines in Switzerland.[3] The magazine was published on a weekly basis in German[4] and was part of Tamedia.[5]

In Spring 2002, the magazine was banned from the planes of the Swiss International Air Lines following the publication of an article criticizing the company.[6]

The main competitor of FACTS was the weekly Weltwoche. In 1997 FACTS had a circulation of 103,424 copies.[7] In 2005, the magazine had a circulation of about 73,000 copies, with a reader reachout of about 440,000 readers.

In 2007 FACTS ceased publication.[8] In September 2007, Tamedia reactivated the website of the discontinued weekly magazine by launching FACTS 2.0. FACTS 2.0 aggregates content from various news sources and presents it in the form of teasers.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Georgios Terzis, ed. (2007). European Media Governance: National and Regional Dimensions. Intellect Books. p. 182. ISBN 978-1-84150-192-5. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  2. ^ "History of Tamedia AG". Funding Universe. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  3. ^ Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail, eds. (2004). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 252. ISBN 978-0-7619-4131-6. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Switzerland Magazine News Media". All News Media. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Swiss media groups plan a strategic merger". Swiss Info. 24 May 2007. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  6. ^ Marc Höchli (1 January 2010). The Invisible Scissors: Media Freedom and Censorship in Switzerland. Peter Lang. p. 233. ISBN 978-3-0343-0389-7. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  7. ^ Sibylle Hardmeier (1999). "Political Poll Reporting in Swiss Print Media" (PDF). International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 11 (3). Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  8. ^ Cyril Jost (4 February 2011). "The challenges confronting the Swiss press". In a Global. Retrieved 18 April 2015.

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