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

Population (2010, proj.): 5,550,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $610

Date of Independence: August 31, 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

Date of Last Constitution: October 21, 2007

Media are closely monitored and regulated; reforms are stalled by the political tension between parties. Assaults on journalists are common, as are police raids on publishers and confiscation of newspaper print ...

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