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

Population (2010, proj.): 29,496,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $3,410

Date of Independence: July 28, 1821 (from Spain)

Date of Last Constitution: December 29, 1993

This Andean nation guarantees press freedom in the constitution, but the reality is something considerably short of that. Libel laws (“disrespect”) are widely applied. Attacks on journalists are all too ...

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