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

Population (2010, proj.): 2,730,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $3,330

Date of Independence: August 6, 1962 (from the UK)

Date of Last Constitution: August 6, 1962

Jamaica enjoys a high degree of news media freedom, though lingering use of defamation laws is a worrisome factor. There are two national newspapers. Broadcasting, once controlled by the government, was ...

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