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

Population (2010, proj.): 5,177,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2000): $650

Date of Independence: October 27, 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

Date of Last Constitution: May 18, 1992

Press repression here resembles that of the former Soviet Union. The government retains a monopoly over all media services, and foreign publications are banned as well. Attacks on journalists are fairly ...

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