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

Population (2010, proj.): 93,617,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $1,620

Date of Independence: June 12, 1898 (from Spain); July 4, 1946 (from the U.S.)

Date of Last Constitution: February 11, 1987

Made up of hundreds of islands large and small, the nation enjoys a partially free news media, weakened by widespread attacks on journalists ...

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