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

Population (2010, proj.): 20,146,000

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

Date of Independence: June 26, 1960 (from France)

Date of Last Constitution: August 19, 1992

The island nation of Madagascar, off the southeast African coast, has news media partially muzzled by strict libel laws limiting criticism of government officials or policies. Journalists are poorly paid and thus ...

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