Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Samoa
Population (2010, proj.): 179,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $2,700
Date of Independence: January 1, 1962 (from New Zealand—administered UN trusteeship)
Date of Last Constitution: January 1, 1962
The Pacific island nation enjoys a constitutional right to a free press, though libel laws remain an issue of concern. Both print and broadcast ...