Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Gambia
Population (2010, proj.): 1,751,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $320
Date of Independence: February 18, 1965 (from the UK)
Date of Last Constitution: January 16, 1997
Constitutional guarantees of freedom of expression are weakened by legislative regulation that imposes harsh penalties for libel and sedition. This long history of censorship—dating back to the early ...