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Attacks on the Press 2007: Americas Snapshots

Attacks & developments throughout the region

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Two men convicted in Costa Rica murder

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 the fight against impunity. A…

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Americas Snapshots

Attacks & developments throughout the region

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Justice official tells CPJ that government opposes press restrictions

New York, July 20, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is encouraged by a letter from Costa Rica’s top justice official stressing her government’s opposition to newly proposed press restrictions. On June 8, CPJ sent a letter to Costa Rican President Oscar Arias expressing concern about a May 3 decision by the Costa Rican Constitutional Court…

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CPJ urges president to reform archaic press laws

Your Excellency: We are writing to ask you to use the authority of your office to reform Costa Rica’s archaic defamation laws, which are incompatible with international standards of freedom of expression and rulings by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Americas Snapshots

Attacks and developments throughout the region

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Two shooting incidents reported at La Nación in less than a month

New York, March 28, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for a prompt and thorough investigation into two gunfire attacks this month against the facilities of the daily newspaper La Nación in Costa Rica’s capital, San José. Three unidentified assailants fired several shots at the newspaper building from a moving vehicle about 4 a.m.…

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Americas Analysis

Overview by Carlos Lauría Journalists throughout the Americas came under increased attack in 2004 for reporting on political corruption, drug trafficking, and organized crime. Although democratic rights have been expanding in the region, press freedom has not always improved as a result.

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Costa Rica

Costa Rica The nine-year legal battle of Mauricio Herrera Ulloa, a reporter with the San José–based daily La Nación (The Nation), ended on August 3, when the Inter-American Court of Human Rights announced a ruling overturning his 1999 conviction on criminal defamation charges. The Costa Rica–based court also ruled that the sentence harmed the reporter’s…

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COSTA RICA

MARCH 8 and MARCH 23, 2005 Posted: March 28, 2005 La Nación ATTACKED Two gunfire attacks were reported in March 2005 against the facilities of the daily newspaper La Nación in Costa Rica’s capital, San José.

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