Freedom in the World 2012 could not have been completed without the contributions of numerous Freedom House staff members and consultants. The section titled “The Survey Team” contains a detailed list of the writers and advisors without whose efforts this project would not have been possible.
Aili Piano served as the project director for this year’s survey. Jennifer Dunham, Bret Nelson, Tyler Roylance, and Eliza Young provided extensive research, analytical, editorial, and administrative assistance, and Nicholas Bowen provided additional research and administrative support. Ronald Eniclerico, Shannon O’Toole, and Leigh Tomppert served as additional country report editors. Overall guidance for the project was provided by David J. Kramer, president of Freedom House, and Arch Puddington, vice president for research. A number of Freedom House staff offered valuable additional input on the country reports and/or ratings process
Freedom House would like to acknowledge the generous financial support for Freedom in the World by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, Lilly Endowment, F.M. Kirby Foundation, Walter J. Schloss, and the Freedom House Board of Trustees.