These media entrepreneurs aim to serve their communities in [the midst of] anti-media rhetoric from President Rodrigo Chaves Robles and reduced income from government funding.
Following the 12th consecutive year of declining internet freedom, it is more important than ever that lawmakers around the world look to model defenders of people’s rights online. One place to look: CostaRica.
The Inter American Press Association called on the Costa Rican justice system for due process, diligence, and transparency in a criminal case against ‘Diario Extra’.
According to Ignacio Santos, director of “Telenoticias,” Teletica’s daily news program, the station has a history of receiving threats, mainly focused on past investigative reporting by him and his team.
A Costa Rican court has ruled that government surveillance of a reporter’s phone records was unconstitutional. The ruling was made in the case of Diario Extra journalist, Manuel Estrada, who was targeted by the Judicial Investigation Police after he wrote an article that criticised the agency.
Reporters Without Borders calls for a parliamentary committee investigation into spying on the San José-based Diario Extra newspaper, which reported that the Judicial Investigation Agency and the office of the public prosecutor have been monitoring the private and professional phone calls of its journalists for the past ten months.
A look at the state of press freedom for the host of World Press Freedom Day celebrations.
The outcry that has followed the enactment of Costa Rica’s highly controversial cybercrime law has forced the government into a hasty about-turn. It announced that the legislation, which provides for up to 10 years’ imprisonment for publishing “secret political information”, would not apply to journalists.
CPJ calls on the legislature to remove criminal defamation provisions from its penal code after a Supreme Court decision eliminated prison terms from the Printing Press Law.
(CPJ/IFEX) – The following is a 20 December 2007 CPJ press release: Two men convicted in Costa Rica murder New York, December 20, 2007 – Two men were sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for the murder of Costa Rican journalist Parmenio Medina, a popular radio host who was shot dead outside his home […]
(CPJ/IFEX) – The following is a 20 July 2006 CPJ press release: Justice official tells CPJ that government opposes press restrictions New York, July 20, 2006 – The Committee to Protect Journalists is encouraged by a letter from Costa Rica’s top justice official stressing her government’s opposition to newly proposed press restrictions. On June 8, […]