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

Population (2010, proj.): 89,029,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $770

Date of Independence: September 2, 1945 (from France)

Date of Last Constitution: April 15, 1992

All media are controlled by the government or ruling Communist party, and press freedom—despite statements in the constitution and laws—is nonexistent. Harassment and imprisonment of journalists is common. ...

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