News Milestone: The New York Times tops 1 million digital subscribers
Business
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Business
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News Milestone: The New York Times tops 1 million digital subscribers

AFP - August 6, 2015

NEW YORK – The New York Times said Thursday its digital paid subscriptions had topped one million for the first time, as it reported a jump in quarterly…

Costa Rica regulators order Facebook page removed over advertising it deems sexist and blasphemous
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica regulators order Facebook page removed over advertising it deems sexist and blasphemous

Zach Dyer - August 4, 2015

A nun smokes what is presumably pot out of a bong, and two women give sultry stares over their shoulders as they embrace shirtless. They could be…

Costa Rican journalist attacked, injured by mob at crime scene
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican journalist attacked, injured by mob at crime scene

Jill Replogle - July 21, 2015

Álvaro Sánchez, a reporter for Costa Rica's TV Channel 7 news, Telenoticias, was attacked by a mob Monday night in Desamparados, south of the capital, where he…

Rescued Costa Rican monkeys star in IKEA commercial
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Rescued Costa Rican monkeys star in IKEA commercial

Jill Replogle - July 11, 2015

Costa Rican howler, capuchin and spider monkeys are making an international media splash as the stars of a new IKEA commercial filmed at the Jaguar Rescue Center…

NBC permanently replaces disgraced star news anchor Brian Williams
Global
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Global
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NBC permanently replaces disgraced star news anchor Brian Williams

AFP - June 18, 2015

NEW YORK – NBC on Thursday announced a permanent replacement for disgraced star news anchor Brian Williams and shifted him to sister cable network MSNBC over his embellishment…

Grupo Nación begins charging for online content
Business
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Business
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Grupo Nación begins charging for online content

L. Arias - June 17, 2015

Grupo Nación, one of Costa Rica's largest media groups, on Tuesday announced it will begin charging for online content for the daily La Nación and the weekly El…

Solís looks to reset relations with Costa Rican media
Media matters
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Media matters
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Solís looks to reset relations with Costa Rican media

Zach Dyer - May 7, 2015

Casa Presidencial wrapped up a two-day goodwill offensive Wednesday in its attempt to reestablish credibility with the country’s free speech advocates after several clashes with local media — most…

President Solís sacks technology minister over media ‘gag law’
Media matters
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Media matters
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President Solís sacks technology minister over media ‘gag law’

Zach Dyer - April 10, 2015

The fallout from a controversial media reform bill that would have given the government broad powers to punish and even shutter Costa Rican media outlets pushed President…

Government backpedals on media reform bill amid outcry
Business
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Business
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Government backpedals on media reform bill amid outcry

Zach Dyer - April 8, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís’ administration found itself once again playing defense with the media after the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT) released a “draft” version…

President Solís laments media criticism; analysts say it’s nothing new
Business
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Business
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President Solís laments media criticism; analysts say it’s nothing new

Zach Dyer - March 4, 2015

Tense relations between the press and the president are as common as rice and beans in Latin America. It’s a measure — with flaws — of a…