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

Population (2010, proj.): 46,300,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $4,100

Date of Independence: July 20, 1810 (from Spain)

Date of Last Constitution: July 5, 1991

While press freedom is guaranteed by law, continued political unrest and battles against drug cartels serve to limit news media coverage. The country is the most dangerous in South America for journalists, who are ...

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