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

Population (2010, proj.): 12,861,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $830

Date of Independence: April 4, 1960 (from France)

Date of Last Constitution: January 7, 2001

Persecution of journalists is widespread in this African nation and appears to be getting worse, despite government pledges to the contrary. Criminal libel is a primary tool of government to keep the press in ...

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