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

Population (2010, proj.): 195,423,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $5,860

Date of Independence: September 7, 1822 (from Portugal)

Date of Last Constitution: October 5, 1988

Brazil, the largest South American nation, is South America's biggest media market. Brazil's media are privately held and generally free, though subject to defamation law (especially concerning government ...

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