Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Turkmenistan
Population (2010, proj.): 5,177,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2000): $650
Date of Independence: October 27, 1991 (from the Soviet Union)
Date of Last Constitution: May 18, 1992
Press repression here resembles that of the former Soviet Union. The government retains a monopoly over all media services, and foreign publications are banned as well. Attacks on journalists are fairly ...