Costa Rica

KC logo

Central America and its 'anti-media rhetoric,' a hostile land for press freedom

"Central America has never been known for its commitment to freedom of the press, but in recent months there have been more and more cases of imprisonment of journalists, illegal raids on newsrooms or the closure of radio stations that are a nuisance to the authorities. France 24 spoke to two heavyweights in the defense […]

KC Logo

Costa Rica: Organizations condemn President Chaves' new attack on the press

"The College of Journalists of Costa Rica (Colper, by its Spanish acronym) and the Institute of Press and Freedom of Expression [of Costa Rica] (Iplex) censured and questioned the statements made by the President of the Republic, Rodrigo Chaves Robles on Aug. 3, in which in the middle of his complaints about the media's news […]

KC logo

IAPA concerned after Costa Rican president attacks newspaper

“The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) expressed concern over the public speech of the President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, and the administrative actions against the newspaper La Nación and one of its companies. The organization said it would remain vigilant in the case and urged the President to suspend what appears to be an […]

KC logo

Journalist asks the Inter-American Court to sentence Costa Rica due to civil sanction

"The journalist Ronald Moya asked the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CourtIDH) on Monday Feb. 14 to dictate a sentence against Costa Rican because of the application of a civil sanction by the courts against him, a colleague and the newspaper La Nación, for crimes against honor following the publication of a news article. 'I […]