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

Population (2010, proj.): 50,496,000

Gross National Income per Capita: N/A

Date of Independence: January 4, 1948 (from the UK)

Date of Last Constitution: May 10, 2008 (approved)

The repressive and reclusive military regime exerts close control on the nation's media—it owns all broadcast stations and daily newspapers. Prison terms are common and can be protracted for dissident journalists. ...

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