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

Population (2010, proj.): 10,698,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $41,110

Date of Independence: October 4, 1830 (from the Netherlands); July 21, 1831 (King Leopold I ascension to the throne)

Date of Last Constitution: February 7, 1831; revised July 14, 1993

Belgian news media enjoy one of the freest markets in the world, although ...

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