Costa Rica

Costa Rica

A case apart

Costa Rica has the best record of respecting human rights and free expression in Latin America, and 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 the spying on the Diario Extra newspaper by the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) in 2014.

6
in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

0

6 in 2016

Global score

+0.83

11.10 in 2016

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2017
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2017
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2017
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