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

Population (2010, proj.): 14,377,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $2,450

Date of Independence: September 15, 1821 (from Spain)

Date of Last Constitution: May 31, 1985


While press freedom is guaranteed constitutionally in Guatemala, sporadic violence against journalists by nonstate actors has created an intimidating and sometimes dangerous environment for the media. The ...

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