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

Population (2010, proj.): 4,837,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $32,340

Date of Independence: August 9, 1965 (from Malaysian Federation)

Date of Last Constitution: June 3, 1959 (amended 1965)


This Southeast Asian city-state has an authoritarian government that encourages journalists' self-censorship, which is widespread. Various laws constrain press freedom, and there is, for example, no right to ...

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