Civil society reports concerns over freedom of expression to the IACHR
#CIDHAudiencias @RedMICA: "En Costa Rica, el 60% de canales de televisión pertenecen a 5 empresas, de las cuales solo 2 son costarricenses"— CIDH (@CIDH) September 6, 2017
During the 164th Extraordinary Period of Sessions of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights held in Mexico City from 4th to 8th September 2017, Red de Medios e Iniciativas de Comunicacion Alternativa reported its concerns over the current state of freedom of expression in Costa Rica. The concerns included a legal framework "under which broadcasting in the country currently operates is obsolete and does not recognize inter-American standards on freedom of expression", as well as a worrying concentration of media ownership and specific cases involving collective layoffs of journalists.
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