Open Briefing supports at-risk organisations and activists around the world with innovative safety, security and intelligence services.

We work with human rights defenders, local NGOs, independent journalists, environmental defenders, peacebuilders and others on the frontlines of civil society.

We help them achieve social and environmental change by ensuring their physical, digital and psychological security or through enhancing their campaigns with intelligence and research support.

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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

“We felt like we had a guardian angel looking after us during our field visits.” 

Leonardo Lacerda, Environment Programme Director, Oak Foundation

“Open Briefing’s review of the security plan for our at-risk local partner was of the highest quality and very helpful.”

Lisa-Marie Rudi, Programme Officer, Civitas Maxima

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, 10 April 2018: Nigerian military free Boko Haram hostages, Vanuatu rejects request for Chinese military base, suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria

10 April 2018

Underreported political and security risk updates from around the world, including events in Nigeria, Zambia, Vanuatu, China, Germany, Algeria and Syria. Read more

The weekly briefing, 27 March 2018: Former Catalan president detained in Germany, Boko Haram releases over 100 abducted schoolgirls, Saudi air defences intercept ballistic missiles over Riyadh

27 March 2018

Underreported political and security risk updates from around the world, including events in Rwanda, Nigeria, Brazil, Ecuador, China, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Read more

The weekly briefing, 20 March 2018: Turkish military forces capture Afrin in north-western Syria, humanitarian emergency in DR Congo has drastically worsened in last year, Egyptian and Sudanese presidents meet in Cairo

20 March 2018

Underreported political and security risk updates from around the world, including events in DR Congo, Mauritius, the United States, Venezuela, China, Iraq, Russia, Ireland, Syria and Egypt. Read more

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