Status: Free
Legal Environment: 4
Political Influences: 4
Economic Pressures: 16
Total Score: 24

Population: n/a
GNI/capita: n/a
Life Expectancy: 65
Religious Groups: n/a
Ethnic Groups: Melanesian (94 percent), French (4 percent), other (2 percent)
Capital: Port Vila

Though the government owns most of the media, the new administration permits criticism of the government on state-run broadcasting. The new prime minister permitted a British citizen, publisher of the island's only independent newspaper, to return after he had been deported by the previous government.

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