Under new management, the
Club suisse de la presse – Geneva Press Club has set new priorities and has developped new offers. The Club has also moved to the Domaine de Penthes where he can accomodate from 20 to 250 people for conferences in five new spaces. The Geneva Press Club has also launched a full service of videoconferencing. In november will take place the first of a serie of annual meetings on “Press and Democracy”.
The Club suisse de la presse – Geneva Press Club is taking off from its new base at the Domaine de Penthes, a stone’s throw from the UN Geneva. Founded in 1997, the Geneva Press Club is broadening its range of services, in particular to serve the actors of international Geneva. It has also redefined the key themes of it’s activity: press and democracy, human rights, digitalization and economy, environment and health.
For its events, the Club now has five perfectly equipped rooms at the Domaine de Penthes, which can accommodate from 20 to 250 people. The Geneva Press Club organizes debates, press conferences or public and private conferences, in strict compliance with the health regulations in force. A new videoconferencing service using professional tools is also available, including moderation in French, English and German. Online events, as well as face-to-face events, are all broadcast live on the Club’s platform, as well as on our Youtube channel and Facebook Live. A Tweeter service before and during the conferences/debates is part of our services. A dinner or lunch-conference formula at the Penthes restaurant will also be offered to our members and friends of the Club as soon as circumstances allow it. Thanks to its knowledge and experience of the media and the international world, the Club provides advice and contacts in a clear framework. Our activities are based on a newly developed ethical charter.
The Geneva Press Club is a unique place of freedom of expression for sharing ideas and reflections in the heart of the UN world. More than ever, it aims to stimulate and accompany the major debates that cross Switzerland and international Geneva. The Club is thus repositioning itself and relaunching its activity under the impetus of its new management. Pierre Ruetschi (former editor-in-chief of the “Tribune de Genève“) replaced Guy Mettan (founding member) at the beginning of the year. We are also preparing to progressively extend our activities to the german part of Switzerland.
The Press Club is also a meeting place for media and journalists from across the world based in Switzerland or traveling to Geneva. Our organization is closely and continuously following the future of the media and the press, which is more uncertain than ever. Starting this autumn, the Geneva Press Club will bring together journalists, publishers, governments representatives and the civil society to hold the first “Press and Democracy Conference”. How can we ensure the future of “quality media”, which are essential to the proper functioning of democracy? It will be an opportunity to question the press coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. The Prix Dumur, the most prestigious journalism award in French-speaking Switzerland, will also be awarded on this occasion.
The Swiss Press Club – Geneva Press Club is a platform for reflection, information and exchange for journalists from all walks of life and Swiss and international organizations. It guarantees, within the limits of Swiss law, freedom of opinion and expression, promotes the debate of ideas and the dissemination of information as widely as possible through all channels. It has some 400 individual members, as well as countless organizations and affiliated companies. Every year, it welcomes members of governments and other heavyweights from the Geneva, Swiss and international scenes.