Costa Rica

Scores are based on a scale of 0 (least free) to 100 (most free)

header1 Issues of concern

  • Discrimination is a serious issue that affects women, Indigenous people, Costa Ricans of African descent, and other marginalized groups.
  • Crimes against honor such as slander and libel are defined as criminal offenses, which can be applied to individuals’ online activities.
  • Sex trafficking and child sex tourism are serious problems, and gender-based violence persists despite legal protections.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    91 100 free
  • Internet Freedom Score

    88 100 free