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

Population (2010, proj.): 4,102,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $140

Date of Independence: July 26, 1847

Date of Last Constitution: January 6, 1986

In Liberia, which was created in the mid-nineteenth century by former American slaves, news media freedom is largely absent. Laws protecting the press or guaranteeing access to government information are vague and ...

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