Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Burkina Faso

Population (2010, proj.): 16,287,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $430

Date of Independence: August 5, 1960 (from France)

Date of Last Constitution: June 11, 1991


While constitutionally free, news media in Burkina Faso can be banned for false information or endangering national security. Yet criticism of the government by the generally privately owned press is common. The ...

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