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

Population (2010, proj.): 84,976,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $220

Date of Independence: never colonized

Date of Last Constitution: August 22, 1995

Despite constitutional guarantees of press freedom, the reality in Ethiopia is quite different. A 1992 press law allows use of libel, as well as bans on “false” news and incitement of ethnic hatred, as means ...

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