• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

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

Population (2010, proj.): 9,212,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $570

Date of Independence: August 1, 1960 (from France)

Date of Last Constitution: December 2, 1990

Generally enjoying a freer news media than most sub-Saharan African nations, Benin does suffer from libel laws limiting criticism of public officials and the government. Journalists must register to work in the ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles