Freedom in the World 2008 could not have been completed without the contributions of numerous Freedom House staff and consultants. The section titled “The Survey Team” contains a detailed list of the writers and advisers without whose efforts this project would not have been possible.
Several other Freedom House staff members provided valuable input on the country reports, including Diane Cullinane of the Amman, Jordan office; Roland Kovats and Balint Molnar of the Budapest, Hungary office; Lazar Nikolic of the Belgrade, Serbia office; and Matthew Briggs, Jeffrey Goldstein, Robert Herman, Sherif Mansour, Damian Murphy, Elena Postnikova, and Iva Savic of the Washington, D.C. office.
Katrina Neubauer of the New York office supplied critical administrative support. Sarah Cook, research assistant, was involved in various stages of the survey process. Jennifer Windsor, executive director of Freedom House, and Thomas Melia, deputy executive director of Freedom House, provided overall guidance for the project.
Freedom House would like to thank the generous financial support provided to Freedom in the World by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, and the F.M. Kirby Foundation.