The idea began as a dream of Rocío Puntas, editor of the magazine Reportagen and Bern city guide, to hold a festival for reporters from all over the world in her beloved old town. Daniel Puntas, founder and chief editor of the magazine, suggested that in combination with a global reporter award, the dream could become reality. The concept was met with open ears by Marcel Brülhart, Chair of Bern Welcome. The foundation for an ambitious undertaking was laid.
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