Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Botswana
Population (2010, proj.): 1,978,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $6,120
Date of Independence: September 30, 1966 (from the UK)
Date of Last Constitution: September 30, 1966
While generally free, especially in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, the threat of libel actions for criticizing government officials remains a serious problem. Overall, media freedom is in decline. ...