Acknowledgments

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Freedom of the Press 2011 could not have been completed without the contributions of numerous Freedom House staff and consultants. The section entitled “The Survey Team,” contains a detailed list of writers and advisors without whose efforts this project would not have been possible.

Karin Deutsch Karlekar served as project director of this year’s index. Extensive research, analytical, editorial, and administrative assistance was provided by Eliza B. Young and Tyler Roylance, as well as by Sam Feldman, Jennifer Hetrick, Holiday Dmitri Kumar, Darren Kwong, and Valerie Popper. Jennifer Dunham and Shannon O’Toole served as additional copy-editors. Overall guidance for the project was provided by Arch Puddington, director of research, and by Christopher Walker, director of studies. We would also like to thank our consultant writers and advisors 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 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 2011: The Annual Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties. Except where noted otherwise, statistics on internet usage were taken from the International Telecommunications Union.

Primary funding for the 2011 index was made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation, the Hurford Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation. Additional funding was provided by the National Endowment for Democracy, Free Voice, Amgen Corporation, the Lilly Endowment Inc., the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the F.M. Kirby Foundation Inc., the American Federation of Teachers, and Freedom Forum.