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

Population (2010, proj.): 2,084,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $1,030

Date of Independence: October 4, 1966 (from the UK)

Date of Last Constitution: April 2, 1993

While the government respects press freedom in general terms, high fines for criticism of government officials or policies are often invoked. Occasional attacks on or harassment of journalists occurs. ...

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