Open Briefing is a groundbreaking non-profit organisation that supports human rights defenders, aid workers, peacebuilders, campaigners, freelance journalists and others striving for social and environmental justice.

We provide intelligence, security, training and equipment services to organisations and individuals working in or on fragile and conflict-affected states or under repressive regimes.

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“Open Briefing’s high-quality analysis helps us focus our energies on where we can have the greatest impact for the protection of civilians in conflict.” 
Nick Martlew,
UK director, Crisis Action

“Open Briefing can equip campaigners with the information that they need to expose wrong-doing and to identify alternative solutions.” 
Gemma Mortensen,
Chief Global Officer, Change.org

Our vision is a stronger civil society that can protect vulnerable communities and a fragile environment and support the development and implementation of policies based on diplomacy, human rights and the rule of law.

Latest publications

The weekly briefing, 29 November 2016: South Sudan accepts deployment of UN-mandated regional force, UN official accuses Myanmar government of ethnic cleansing, Russia steps up military presence on disputed Kuril Islands

29 November 2016

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: South Sudan accepts deployment of UN-mandated regional force to Juba; UN official accuses Myanmar government of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya community; Russia steps up military presence on disputed Kuril Islands; and more.

The weekly briefing, 22 November 2016: Trump announces controversial appointments, Saudi-led coalition continues airstrikes in Yemen, controversial power-sharing agreement comes into effect in DR Congo

22 November 2016

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Donald Trump assembles transition team and announces controversial appointments and nominations to key posts; airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition forces continue in Yemen despite 48-hour ceasefire; controversial power-sharing agreement extending presidents term until 2018 comes into effect in DR Congo; and more.

The remote warfare digest

16 November 2016

Open Briefing has produced a series of monthly intelligence briefings on remote warfare since April 2014. Periodically, we undertake a more in-depth assessment of the trends in remote warfare. This current report sets out the findings of the third such assessment. A key theme of this assessment is the adoption of remote warfare by state and non-state actors beyond the United States and its Western allies.

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