The Digital Democracy Monitor Toolkit seeks to empower researchers with the knowledge, tools and examples to analyse democratic discourse online.


This toolkit was prepared by Democracy Reporting International (DRI) as part of our efforts on Social Media and Democracy.


This project was made possible by the contributions of MEMO98 and funded by NEF-Civitates.

Heather Dannyelle Thompson
As Programme Manager, Heather leads the strategic and programmatic work of DRI's Digital Democracy team worldwide. She is responsible for building connections in the digital technology community, advocating for solutions in civil society, private firms, and government. Heather has worked across industries and sectors in the United States and Europe including business development, STEM, policy, research, and non-profit coordination. Heather holds a Master's of Public Policy with a focus on policy analysis from The Hertie School in Berlin as well as a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.
Jan Nicola Beyer
As Digital Democracy Research Coordinator, Jan monitors and analyses political discourse, as well as the use of technology and digital tools for disinformation. Prior to joining DRI, he worked for the German Development Agency GIZ, as well as other non-governmental organisations and consultancies. Jan holds a BA in European Studies from the University of Maastricht and an MPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE).
Sorina Matei
Lena-Maria Böswald
Richard Kuchta
Beatriz Almeida Saab