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

Population (2010, proj.): 1,751,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $320

Date of Independence: February 18, 1965 (from the UK)

Date of Last Constitution: January 16, 1997

Constitutional guarantees of freedom of expression are weakened by legislative regulation that imposes harsh penalties for libel and sedition. This long history of censorship—dating back to the early ...

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