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Costa Rican court strikes down tracking of daily's calls

April 9, 2014 12:26 PM ET

The constitutional chamber of the Costa Rican Supreme Court ruled on March 21, 2014, that the government's secret monitoring of phone records of the San José-based daily Diario Extra as part of a leak investigation was unconstitutional, according to news reports. ...

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Costa Rica must investigate tracking of daily's phone calls

January 22, 2014 5:31 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for a full investigation into reports that Costa Rican officials secretly monitored the phone records of the San José-based daily Diario Extra as part of a leak investigation....

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CPJ urges OAS not to weaken human rights system

March 18, 2013 12:40 PM ET

Dear OAS Ministers of Foreign Affairs: Ahead of the assembly of the Organization of American States on Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists urges you to oppose any attempts to debilitate the regional human rights system. The failure of member states to preserve the autonomy and independence of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and its special rapporteur on freedom of expression would make citizens throughout the hemisphere more vulnerable to human rights violations and represent a blow to democracy in the Americas.

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Attacks on the Press: How the Americas Failed Press Freedom

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

A system to defend free expression is under attack from foes and former allies. By Carlos Lauría...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Americas Developments

February 16, 2010 12:02 AM ET

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Costa Rica eliminates prison terms for defamation

February 12, 2010 4:30 PM ET

New York, February 12, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Costa Rican legislature to remove criminal defamation provisions from its penal code after a recent Supreme Court decision eliminated prison terms from its 1902 Printing Press Law....

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Bodyguards shoot at photographers in Costa Rica

April 13, 2009 4:42 PM ET

Two photographers reported being shot at by bodyguards outside the home of Brazilian supermodel Giselle Bündchen in the western Costa Rican city of Santa Teresa de Cóbano on the afternoon of April 4, 2009, according to local and international news reports. No one was injured. ...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Americas Snapshots

February 5, 2008 11:58 AM ET

Attacks & developments throughout the region...

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Two men convicted in Costa Rica murder

December 20, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 20, 2007—Two men were sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for the murder of Costa Rican journalist Parmenio Medina, a popular radio host who was shot dead outside his home in July 2001. The Committee to Protect Journalists hails the conviction as a step forward in...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Americas Snapshots

February 5, 2007 11:51 AM ET

Attacks & developments throughout the region...

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