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

Population (2010, proj.): 691,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $680

Date of Independence: July 6, 1975 (from France)

Date of Last Constitution: December 23, 2001

Despite constitutional guarantees of press freedom, in reality there is a high degree of government harassment of journalists and ready use of defamation laws to limit criticism. Government-operated broadcasting ...

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