Observer: Dominique Strebel becomes new editor-in-chief

Dominique Strebel, a 54-year-old journalist and media expert, will become the new Editor-in-Chief of the Beobachter on May 1, 2021. He succeeds Andres Büchi, who is retiring after 13 years as editorial director.


For the last twelve years, Andres Büchi has been in charge of the journalism department at the Observer and will retire next fall. He will remain with the Observer as an author during the handover period.

Dominique Strebel, who will succeed Büchi in May 2021, is currently in charge of diploma training at the Swiss School of Journalism MAZ, lectures on research, media ethics and media law, and writes as a court reporter for the online magazine Republic.

With a degree in law, he has more than 30 years of editorial experience and is co-founder of several journalistic platforms. For the Observer he built up the whistleblower platform In addition to other positions, Strebel worked from 2005 to 2012 as an editor and author for the Observer and has received several awards for his publications. (pd/swi)

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