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

Population (2010, proj.): 6,546,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $9,010

Date of Independence: December 24, 1951 (from UN trusteeship)

Date of Last Constitution: None; adopted the Declaration of the Establishment of the People's Authority in March 1977


Libyan media are among the most tightly controlled in the world. Media outlet and individual journalist rights are almost nonexistent. Content ...

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