Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Albania
Population (2010, proj.): 3,169,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $3,300
Date of Independence: November 28, 1912 (from the Ottoman Empire)
Date of Last Constitution: November 28, 1998 (promulgated)
From what was once a firmly Stalinist state lacking any media freedom whatever, Albania has made huge progress since the end of Soviet control in 1990. Since that time, its news media have achieved partially free ...