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

Population (2010, proj.): 1,978,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $6,120

Date of Independence: September 30, 1966 (from the UK)

Date of Last Constitution: September 30, 1966


While generally free, especially in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, the threat of libel actions for criticizing government officials remains a serious problem. Overall, media freedom is in decline. ...

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