Open Briefing is a groundbreaking non-profit organisation that supports human rights defenders, aid workers, peacebuilders, campaigners, freelance journalists, concerned citizens 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.

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The weekly briefing, 17 January 2017: Protests across major US cities against president-elect Donald Trump, British prime minister to announce Brexit plan, Filipino president suggests martial law could be imposed

17 January 2017

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: protests across major US cities against president-elect Donald Trump; British prime minister to announce high-risk Brexit plan; Filipino president suggests martial law could be imposed to stop country becoming a drug haven; and more.

The weekly briefing, 10 January 2017: Tensions continue in the Gambia, France strengthening its cyber defences ahead of presidential election in May, ongoing gang war in Brazil sparks prison riots and killings

10 January 2017

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: tensions continue in the Gambia as incumbent president refuses to concede defeat in election; France strengthening its cyber defences ahead of presidential election in May; ongoing gang war in Brazil sparks prison riots and killings; and more.

The weekly briefing, 13 December 2016: Gambia’s president rejects election result, CIA concludes Russia influenced US presidential election, Kyrgyzstan votes in favour of controversial constitutional reforms

13 December 2016

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Gambia’s president rejects election result and calls for new presidential elections; CIA concludes Russia influenced US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favour; Kyrgyzstan votes in favour of constitutional reforms that will increase powers of prime minister and government at expense of the judiciary and parliament; and more.

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