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IAPA concerned about plan to intimidate Costa Rica newspaper

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

MIAMI, Florida:

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) yesterday expressed concern over a presumed plan to intimidate the Costa Rican newspaper Diario Extra in reprisal for its denunciations and reports concerning acts of corruption in the public administration.

This week, the paper reported the existence of a broad destabilisation plan against it consisting of smearing its reputation before the Journalists Guild's Ethical Tribunal, the filing of lawsuits and suspension of official advertising, among other forms of pressure.