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

Population (2010, proj.): 60,098,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $33,490

Date of Independence: March 17, 1861

Date of Last Constitution: January 1, 1948

The state of news media in Italy is considered to be generally healthy. Freedom of speech and the press is guaranteed in the constitution, while an antira-cism law, enacted in 2007, criminalizes speech that incites ...

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