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Costa Rica ranks as the 35th freest in the world according to Freedom House

Freedom House, a Washington-based human rights organization, presented its annual report on the freest nations based on citizens' access to political rights. It specifically...

Costa Rica stands out in Latin America on press freedom

Costa Rica continues to stand out in Latin America in terms of press freedom, according to the latest report by the international organization Reporters...

La Prensa publishes blank front page to protest Nicaraguan government

La Prensa, Nicaragua's oldest newspaper, had a blank front page this Friday for the first time in its 93 years. The special front page was protesting the government's refusal to deliver imported ink and paper.

Free press accuses Daniel Ortega’s dictatorship of wanting to impose a reign of silence

Saturday, September 8, when the International Day of Solidarity of Journalists was celebrated worldwide, reporters and directors of independent media organizations in Nicaragua expressed that Daniel Ortega was a “dictatorial Regime” that considers those fighting for freedom enemies. The journalists spoke out about ending the Forum of Independent Journalists, which was used to debate the situation of the press in the context of the crisis provoked through state repression.

Threats against independent journalists in Nicaragua continue

Juan Carlos Arce, a lawyer for the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights, (CENIDH), says social media sites are the most common vehicle to intimidate independent journalists during this period of government repression.

VIDEO: Inside Nicaragua’s historic protests

Tico Times alumnus Tim Rogers visited Nicaragua last week.

Costa Rica y el ‘efecto Trump’ – sin protocolo de emergencia

"El problema es que varios políticos de Costa Rica (y quizás de otros países) vieron que esa fórmula funciona. Ya está probada."

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

One prominent Costa Rican journalist argued that a freedom of information law would only open the door to more onerous requirements for accessing public information.

Police arrest four suspects in assault on Costa Rican journalist

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) agents on Friday morning arrested four suspects in an investigation for the attack of Channel 7 Telenoticias journalist Álvaro Sánchez last July.

Mexico City murders deepen threatened journalists’ fears

There are currently at least a dozen journalists from around the country sheltering in Mexico City because they fear for their safety in a nation where, according to Reporters Without Borders, at least 88 of their colleagues have been murdered in the last 15 years.

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