Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Sierra Leone
Population (2010, proj.): 5,836,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $260
Date of Independence: April 27, 1961 (from the UK)
Date of Last Constitution: October 1, 1991
Sierra Leone is recovering from a long civil war and resulting instability. The country's constitution protects freedom of expression but with notable exceptions. Criminal libel is a common weapon against ...