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Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Congo, Republic of

Population (2010, proj.): 3,759,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $1,540

Date of Independence: August 15, 1960 (from France)

Date of Last Constitution: January 20, 2002

Press laws have reduced most jailable offenses to fines, though these can be for publishing “false” news and other hard-to-define crimes. Privately owned weekly papers circulate in the capital city and ...

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