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

Population (2010, proj.): 62,637,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $38,810

Date of Independence: 843 (established from the division of the Carolingian Empire)

Date of Last Constitution: October 4, 1958

French print and broadcast media are generally free and very vocal on political and social matters. Government advertising and other support ...

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