About DemocraciaAbierta

Help us strenghten one of the fundamental pillars of democracy: the right to freedom of expression. Español Português

Editores DemocraciaAbierta
11 January 2017

The workers. Tarsila do Amaral.

Publishing in English, Spanish and Portuguese, democraciaAbierta is a global platform for Latin American voices, debating democracy, mobilization, participation, and human and civil rights across the continent, and beyond.

we aim to connect the vast number of readers and writers in Spanish and Portuguese to global debates of mutual concern, and to engage in one of the fundamental hallmarks of democracy - the right of free speech.

If you wish to contact Democracia Abierta, you may do so by writing to: [email protected]

Submission Guidelines

We welcome submissions. Articles should generally be between 800 and 1500 words.  Accompanying photographs and podcasts are welcome. Please make sure - and provide evidence - that you have obtained copyright for any such material that is not in the public domain.

We publish on a very wide range of subjects - especially those that deal with aspects of the domestic or international economy, human rights, politics, social movements, and so on. Among the themes for which openDemocracy is well known are:

Democracy and accountability: transparency, corruption, freedom of expression, impunity, accountability, social activism, security etc.

Economy: Equality and inequality, poverty and social justice, globalisation, land ownership

Violence between and within countries and regions: drug trafficking, official brutality, racism, treatment of minorities including native people, media intimidation and censorship…

Cities: Housing, slums and urban infrastructures, gentrification, public spaces…

Geopolitics: relations between countries, regional integration, migration

Comment Sections

We consider the comment sections to be as important as the main articles. Comments are moderated, and those that, in the opinion of the editors, are personally abusive or contain remarks that we consider to be racist, sexist, or homophobic will be eliminated.

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