Q COSTA RICA – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says that Costa Rica has the best record for press freedom in Latin America.
The Paris-based press advocacy group says in its 2017 Press Freedom Index released Wednesday places Costa Rica sixth on a list ranking 180 countries according to level of press freedom.
A case apart. The RSF report says Costa Rica has the best record of respecting human rights and free expression in Latin America, and is a remarkable exception in a region characterized by violent crime and corruption. The enlightened media legislation and the significant level of freedom enjoyed by journalists have nonetheless been marred by certain negative practices such as the spying on the Diario Extra newspaper by the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) in 2014.