Mauricio Herrera Ulloa, director del Semanario Universidad, has been named minister of Comunicación by President Luis Guillermo Solís.
Casa Presidencial described him as a fighter for freedom of the press and a promoter of democratic journalism.
The university weekly at the Universidad de Costa Rica has a reputation for investigative journalism related to the political sector.
Solís has taken a beating when a proposed draft of a radio and television law would have given the government the right to shut down publications and stations over content.
In addition, the president’s approval ratings have declined.