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

Population (2010, proj.): 3,090,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $2,630

Date of Independence: September 21, 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

Date of Last Constitution: July 5, 1995

As in many nations, libel laws are a prime deterrent to criticizing government and its officials. Print media, though privately owned, have low circulations and are thus freer than broadcasters, which are often ...

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