Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Benin
Population (2010, proj.): 9,212,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $570
Date of Independence: August 1, 1960 (from France)
Date of Last Constitution: December 2, 1990
Generally enjoying a freer news media than most sub-Saharan African nations, Benin does suffer from libel laws limiting criticism of public officials and the government. Journalists must register to work in the ...