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Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Algeria

Population (2010, proj.): 35,423,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $3,620

Date of Independence: July 5, 1962 (from France)

Date of Last Constitution: November 12, 2008 (revised)

As with most countries in the Middle East and North Africa, the news media in Algeria have been closely controlled by the government. Libel of government officials and agencies is forbidden, making criticism ...

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