Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Burundi
Population (2010, proj.): 8,519,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $110
Date of Independence: July 1, 1962 (from UN trusteeship under Belgian administration)
Date of Last Constitution: February 28, 2005
Various laws serve to restrict what can be reported in the news media, which reflects tensions between Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups. The ...