Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Congo, Republic of
Population (2010, proj.): 3,759,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $1,540
Date of Independence: August 15, 1960 (from France)
Date of Last Constitution: January 20, 2002
Press laws have reduced most jailable offenses to fines, though these can be for publishing “false” news and other hard-to-define crimes. Privately owned weekly papers circulate in the capital city and ...