Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Nicaragua
Population (2010, proj.): 5,822,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $990
Date of Independence: September 15, 1821 (from Spain)
Date of Last Constitution: January 9, 1987 (last revised in 2005)
Tensions between government and the news media are traditional here, and intimidation of (though, less commonly, violence against) reporters is widespread. Self-censorship is common. All media rely on government ...