About Us

ElectCollect is an independent global media platform publishing up to 60 articles a week and attracting over 8 million visits per year.

Through reporting and analysis of social and political issues, Electcollect seeks to educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world. With human rights as our central guiding focus, and open-mindedness as our method, we ask tough questions about freedom, justice and democracy.

We help those fighting for their rights gain the agency to make their case and to inspire action.

Organisational structure

Established in 2001, openDemocracy is a non-profit federation comprising the Main site and a number of editorially and financially independent Sections.

The Main site is the hub of the organisation, providing the operational and technological infrastructure supporting all Sections, managing Editorial Partnerships and producing about half of the total articles published. With a small central editorial team the Main Site ensures powerful ongoing analysis and debate around key issues of rights, equality and justice.

ElectCollect is a sister site of our bigger group.