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

Population (2010, proj.): 807,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2005): $17,390

Date of Independence: August 15, 1971 (from the UK)

Date of Last Constitution: February 14, 2002

As with most nations in the Middle East, there is little press freedom in this tiny Gulf country. The law often says one thing while government actions suggest another—usually tight control on what can be reported in ...

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