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 ...

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