getting your facts right — newspaper edition

The Swiss Press Council has upheld a complaint against the Swiss newspaper Basler Zeitung where they claimed that 70 per cent of the Covid-19 hospital beds were occupied by migrants. Fact is, in Switzerland no such data are collected in hospitals, and the newspaper relied on the estimation of a single nurse in a single hospital. The justification of the newspaper: other media picked up the story afterwards. The press council was not impressed.