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

Population (2010, proj.): 10,374,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $3,210

Date of Independence: March 20, 1956 (from France)

Date of Last Constitution: June 1, 1959 (last revised in 2002)


Press freedom is guaranteed in the constitution except for “conditions laid down by law,” which leaves many loopholes for government action against the news media. Libel laws are one problem for journalists, ...

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