Freedom of the Press 2005 could not have been completed without the contributions of numerous Freedom House staff and consultants. The following section, entitled "The Survey Team," contains a detailed list of writers and advisers without whose efforts and input this project would not have been possible.
We are grateful for the insights provided by those who served on this year's review team, including Freedom House staff members Jennifer Windsor, Arch Puddington, Christopher Walker, Sarah Repucci, Leonard R. Sussman, and Adrian Karatnycky, as well as Johanna Carrillo and Nikki Kazimova of the International Center for Journalists. In addition, the ratings and narratives were reviewed by a number of Freedom House staff based in our overseas offices, including Christina Hartman of FH-Tashkent, Mike Staresinic of FH-Belgrade, Kristie Evenson and the staff at the FH-Budapest office, and the staff of the FH-Jordan office. This report also reflects the findings of the Freedom House study Freedom in the World 2005: The Annual Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties.
Karin Deutsch Karlekar, a senior researcher at Freedom House, served as managing editor of this year's survey. Overall guidance for the project was provided by Arch Puddington, director of research, and by Christopher Walker, director of studies. Mark Rosenberg, researcher, and Ana Jelenkovic, research intern, were involved in all stages of the research, writing, and editing process. Research, editorial, proofreading, and administrative assistance was provided by Amy Phillips, Sanja Tatic, Alex Taurel, and Abigail Becker. Anne Green, of Greenways Graphic Design, was responsible for the design and layout of the book, while Sona Vogel served as the principal copy editor.
Freedom House would like to thank the John F. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation for their generous grants in support of our freedom of expression work. Additional support for this year's survey was provided by the World Press Freedom Committee, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Freedom Forum, and Bette Bao Lord.