Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Madagascar
Population (2010, proj.): 20,146,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $320
Date of Independence: June 26, 1960 (from France)
Date of Last Constitution: August 19, 1992
The island nation of Madagascar, off the southeast African coast, has news media partially muzzled by strict libel laws limiting criticism of government officials or policies. Journalists are poorly paid and thus ...