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

Population (2010, proj.): 13,775,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $3,110

Date of Independence: May 24, 1822 (from Spain)

Date of Last Constitution: October 20, 2008


This Andean nation enjoys constitutional freedom of the press, though criminal libel laws, in practice, considerably reduce news media freedom of action and encourage self-censorship. Most media are privately owned, ...

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