Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Mauritania
Population (2010, proj.): 3,366,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $840
Date of Independence: November 28, 1960 (from France)
Date of Last Constitution: July 12, 1991
Media freedom has increased since a 2005 coup overthrew the former authoritarian regime. A number of laws have helped this process along, though libel remains a potential danger and papers can be closed for ...