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

Population (2010, proj.): 67,827,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $140

Date of Independence: June 30, 1960 (from Belgium)

Date of Last Constitution: February 18, 2006

Despite the appearance of legal protections, press freedom is constrained by the government and other political groups. Licensing, criminal defamation, and jailing without charges are widely used to keep ...

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