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

Population (2010, proj.): 407,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2006): $26,740

Date of Independence: January 1, 1984 (from the UK)

Date of Last Constitution: September 29, 1959


The nation's sultan tightly controls all news media through “emergency” laws that have been in force for a half century. Media can be shut down and journalists jailed for a variety of offences. Internet use is ...

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