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

Population (2010, proj.): 2,905,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2006): $12,860

Date of Independence: 1650 (expulsion of the Portuguese)

Date of Last Constitution: no official constitution

Oman's media are among the most regulated and restricted in the Arab world—which is saying something. Yet some news (though rarely local) is available from domestic and (by satellite) international services. ...

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