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

Population (2010, proj.): 313,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $3,760

Date of Independence: September 21, 1981 (from the UK)

Date of Last Constitution: September 21, 1981

This Central American nation, once home to a pre-Columbian Mayan empire, generally enjoys news media freedom. Libel laws remain a concern, weekly newspapers and broadcast stations are the primary news outlets, and ...

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