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The “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” (NZZ) is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and is considered one of the leading German-language newspapers. It has a circulation of about 160,000 and is read mainly in Switzerland but also in Germany, Austria and other countries. It was founded in 1780 and is one of the oldest newspapers in the world.


Until 1969 the NZZ published three different editions a day! (And they didn’t even have computers in those days.)

Before moving to New York, I was based in Jerusalem and reported on Israel and the Middle East since 1987. I wrote between 200 and 250 articles a year  -- which means a total of about 5000. Lately I have also turned to science reporting.

The Zürcher Zeitung's 's very first issue, Januray 12, 1790

The saddest article I ever had to write was the report about the murder of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

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