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

Population (2010, proj.): 179,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $2,700

Date of Independence: January 1, 1962 (from New Zealand—administered UN trusteeship)

Date of Last Constitution: January 1, 1962

The Pacific island nation enjoys a constitutional right to a free press, though libel laws remain an issue of concern. Both print and broadcast ...

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