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

Population (2010, proj.): 4,303,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $27,080

Date of Independence: September 26, 1907 (from the UK)

Date of Last Constitution: Adopted January 1, 1987

New Zealand media are free more by tradition than constitutional provision. Four foreign firms (largely Australian) dominate the newspaper market and private broadcasters compete with the government ...

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