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 ...