Completion of the Freedom on the Net publication would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the following individuals.
As project director, Sanja Kelly oversaw the research, editorial, and administrative operations, supported by Asia research analyst Sarah Cook and staff editor Mai Truong. Together, they provided essential research and analysis, edited the country reports, conducted field visits in Turkey, Malaysia, and South Africa, and led capacity building workshops abroad. Over 50 external consultants served as report authors and advisors, and made an outstanding contribution by producing informed analyses of a highly diverse group of countries and complex set of issues.
Helpful contributions and insights were also made by Daniel Calingaert, executive vice president; Arch Puddington, vice president for research; Danilo Bakovic, internet freedom director; as well as other Freedom House staff in the United States and abroad. Intern Ezgi Ozturk provided indispensable research, editorial, and administrative assistance.
This publication was made possible by the generous financial contributions of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Google, and Yahoo. Freedom House is also grateful to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their grant to support future editions of Freedom on the Net. The content of the publication is the sole responsibility of Freedom House and does not necessarily reflect the views of DRL, USAID, Google, Yahoo, the Dutch Ministry, or any other funder.