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

Population (2010, proj.): 9,293,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $47,870

Date of Independence: June 6, 1523 (Gustav Vasa elected king)

Date of Last Constitution: January 1, 1975

Sweden enjoys some of the world's freest media. Public radio and television is widely used, and private station ownership is concentrated. The government subsidizes newspapers to retain competition ...

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