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Costa Rica lacks a freedom of information law but still ranks high in press freedom
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica lacks a freedom of information law but still ranks high in press freedom

Zach Dyer - May 3, 2016

Costa Rica doesn’t have a freedom of information law but that hasn’t kept the country from achieving the highest rank in the Americas for press freedom, according…

Snowden filmmaker sues U.S. government over border stops
Press freedom
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Press freedom
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Snowden filmmaker sues U.S. government over border stops

AFP - July 14, 2015

WASHINGTON — Filmmaker Laura Poitras, whose documentary about fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden won an Oscar, is suing the U.S. government to find out why she was…

Costa Rica press freedoms ‘enviable,’ says Reporters Without Borders
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica press freedoms ‘enviable,’ says Reporters Without Borders

Zach Dyer - February 12, 2015

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) ranked Costa Rica 16th out of 180 countries surveyed in its annual press freedom index. The ranking is Costa Rica’s best showing since…

Costa Rica surpasses Canada, US in recent press freedom rankings
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica surpasses Canada, US in recent press freedom rankings

Zach Dyer - May 14, 2014

Costa Rica remains a beacon of press freedom in a region where the average press freedom score fell to its lowest level in five years, according to…

Newsletter
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Supreme Court says police spying on Costa Rican journalist was unconstitutional

Zach Dyer - March 24, 2014

Updated Monday, 10:30 a.m. On Friday afternoon, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court ruled that the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) broke the…

Newsletter
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Recent scandals could hurt Costa Rica’s press freedom ranking next year

Matt Levin - February 14, 2014

Costa Rica maintained an impressive ranking  in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index released Wednesday, placing 21st worldwide for press freedom, third in the Americas and first…

Costa Rica sees slight drop in press freedom ranking, is the top-ranked country in Latin America
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Costa Rica sees slight drop in press freedom ranking, is the top-ranked country in Latin America

Matt Levin - February 12, 2014

Costa Rica ranks 21st in worldwide press freedom and third in all of the Americas, according to the 2014 World Press Freedom Index released Wednesday. The annual…

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