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

Population (2010, proj.): 5,836,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $260

Date of Independence: April 27, 1961 (from the UK)

Date of Last Constitution: October 1, 1991

Sierra Leone is recovering from a long civil war and resulting instability. The country's constitution protects freedom of expression but with notable exceptions. Criminal libel is a common weapon against ...

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