Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Uzbekistan
Population (2010, proj.): 27,794,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $730
Date of Independence: September 1, 1991 (from the Soviet Union)
Date of Last Constitution: December 8, 1992
Uzbekistan is another part of the former Soviet Union, and the nation's government ignores constitutional guarantees of press freedom. Uzbek laws use libel broadly, especially for any criticism of the President. ...