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Newspapers from around the world have been writing about Chatbot Sophia empowering people affected by domestic violence. From Brazil and Argentina, to US, Switzerland, and the Philippines, you can learn about Chatbot Sophia in over 8 languages.

Such media coverage is crucial to our efforts in reaching people facing domestic violence around the world. A big thank you to these wonderful journalists helping us not just raise awareness but letting people know they are not alone. Letting them know that help is available:

–> We will update the list shortly. #StayTuned

Media Raising Awareness

Featured in Forbes

November 2023, Forbes featured our Sophia Chatbot to emphasise tech’s role in the fight to end domestic violence and global injustices

>> Read article here

Sophia made front page news again!

On 6 September 2022, the Swiss newspaper Bärner Bärn ran a two-paged article on our chatbot Sophia and founder Rhiana Spring.

>> Read article here

“They made headlines in 2022”

On 31 December 2022, the Swiss newspaper Der Bund featured our founder Rhiana Spring as one of the people “who made headlines in 2022”.

>> Read article here (German)

“Sophia” in 7 main newspapers in 1 day! – incl. on 2 front pages

On 7 February 2022, Sophia was featured in six newspapers across Switzerland, incl. on the front page of two of them. The interview with our founder was honoured with a full page spread.

>> Read article here


We made International News!

On 5 May 2022, the leading Peruvian newspaper El Comercio wrote an article on our chatbot Sophia and how it is helping survivors of domestic violence 24/7 throughout Peru!

>> Read article here (Spanish)

LIVE on national Radio and Television (RTS) “Forum”

On 10 January 2022, our chatbot Sophia was on Swiss national radio and television (RTS) “Forum des Idées”. Watch our LIVE interview (in French) here or directly on the RTS website.

A published thank you note and a rose for “Sophia” from the magazine Schweizer Illustrierte

On 24 December 2021, the very popular Swiss magazine Schweizer Illustrierte published a thank you note to our chatbot Sophia on it’s first double page and had a rose delivered to the Kona Connect team! Our founder Rhiana Spring’s portrait was printed right next to Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Paris Hilton, John Legend, and Madonna.

>> Read publication

Video-Interview by 20 Minuten

On 20 December 2021, our director Rhiana Spring was interviewed by the popular national newspaper 20 Minuten (in Swiss German), which is read by 3 Million readers daily. 20 Minuten published the interview on their website and printed a half-paged article on page 4.

>> Read article & watch the interview

Front page on national news on SRF

On 15 March 2021, we had the honour to present “Sophia” on national radio SRF and corresponding article then made front page news!

>> Read article and listen to the radio interview

Features in Online News

Breaking the silence: How AI is giving a voice to domestic violence survivors

On 28 November 2022, silicon valley billion-dollar company Zendesk published an article written by Subarna Ganguly on “Sophia” as one of the company’s pioneer Tech4Impact partners and inaugural Global Impact Award winner.

>> Read article (English)

>> Read article (Deutsch)

Finances and Domestic Violence

On 15 February 2022, journalist Miriam Suter for the feminist platform elleXX empowering women financially in Switzerland wrote a really great article on our chatbot Sophia and the dangers of financial abuse.

>> Read article