Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Jamaica
Population (2010, proj.): 2,730,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $3,330
Date of Independence: August 6, 1962 (from the UK)
Date of Last Constitution: August 6, 1962
Jamaica enjoys a high degree of news media freedom, though lingering use of defamation laws is a worrisome factor. There are two national newspapers. Broadcasting, once controlled by the government, was ...