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

Population (2010, proj.): 38,038,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $9,850

Date of Independence: November 11, 1918 (republic proclaimed)

Date of Last Constitution: October 17, 1997

After years as a Soviet satellite country, Poland and its media emerged into freedom in the early 1990s. Censorship is forbidden, and the constitution enshrines freedom of the press. Media ownership is largely ...

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