Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Venezuela
Population (2010, proj.): 29,044,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $7,550
Date of Independence: July 5, 1811 (from Spain)
Date of Last Constitution: December 30, 1999
The regime of Hugo Chavez has progressively clamped down on media, shifting this country from a free press to one that is not free, and all in the space of a few years. Private media have been restricted if not ...