Costa Rica

Costa Rica

A case apart

The Latin American country with the best record on respecting human rights and free expression, Costa Rica is a remarkable exception in a region characterized by violent crime and corruption. The enlightened media legislation and the significant level of freedom enjoyed by journalists have nonetheless been marred by certain negative practices such as spying on the media by judicial investigators, online threats, and threats and violence against journalists at demonstrations, especially during elections.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



6 in 2017

Global score


11.93 in 2017

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2019
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