Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Kyrgyzstan
Population (2010, proj.): 5,550,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $610
Date of Independence: August 31, 1991 (from the Soviet Union)
Date of Last Constitution: October 21, 2007
Media are closely monitored and regulated; reforms are stalled by the political tension between parties. Assaults on journalists are common, as are police raids on publishers and confiscation of newspaper print ...