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

Population (2010, proj.): 7,075,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $460

Date of Independence: September 9, 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

Date of Last Constitution: November 6, 1994

Though press freedom is guaranteed in the constitution, legal realities are quite different with many repressive laws on the books. Intimidation of (though not usually violence against) journalists is common. ...

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