Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Syrian Arab Republic
Population (2010, proj.): 22,505,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $1,780
Date of Independence: April 17, 1946 (from League of Nations mandate under French administration)
Date of Last Constitution: March 13, 1973
As with most Arab nations, there is little media freedom here. Repressive laws are the reality though the constitution guarantees press freedom. ...