Acknowledgements

Karin Deutsch Karlekar served as the project director of Freedom of the Press 2012. Overall guidance for the project was provided by Arch Puddington, vice president for research, and Christopher Walker, vice president for strategy and analysis. Extensive research, editorial, analytical, and administrative assistance was provided by Jennifer Dunham, Bret Nelson, and Valerie Popper, as well as by Tyler Roylance, Nicholas Bowen, Holiday Dmitri Kumar, and Michael Larkin. We would also like to thank our consultant writers and advisers and other members of the survey team for their contributions.

We are grateful for the insights provided by those who served on this year’s expert review teams. In addition, the ratings and narratives were reviewed by a number of Freedom House staff based in our Washington, D.C., and overseas offices, as well as by members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) network. This report also reflects the findings of the Freedom House study Freedom in the World 2012: The Annual Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties.

The extensive work undertaken to produce Freedom of the Press 2012 was made possible by leadership contributions from the Leon Levy Foundation, as well as from the Hurford Foundation and the Jyllands-Posten Foundation. Additional generous support has been provided by the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation, Google, and Free Press Unlimited, as well as by the F.M. Kirby Foundation, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Lilly Endowment Inc., The Freedom Forum, and Walter Schloss.