Open Briefing is a groundbreaking non-profit organisation that supports human rights defenders, humanitarian aid workers, peacebuilders, environmental defenders, independent journalists and others striving for social and environmental justice or protecting vulnerable communities.

We provide security risk management, cyber security and open source intelligence services to organisations and individuals, including those working in or on fragile and conflict-affected states or under repressive regimes.

We also deliver a public intelligence service so that all citizens can know what is really going on in the world and play their part in changing it.

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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

“We were impressed with Open Briefing’s critical, cost effective and bespoke service.” Adrian Arena, International Human Rights Programme Director, Oak Foundation

“Open Briefing’s review of our 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, 12 September 2017: Unpredictability of Hurricane Irma complicates US response, Rohingya insurgents announce month-long ceasefire, Saudi Arabia suspends dialogue with Qatar

12 September 2017

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: unpredictability of Hurricane Irma complicates US response to storm; Rohingya insurgents announce month-long ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid to reach north-western Myanmar; Saudi Arabia suspends dialogue with Qatar on GCC crisis; and more. Read more

The weekly briefing, 16 August 2017: Major protests take place against Venezuela’s new constituent assembly, last surviving founding leader of al-Shabaab defects, tensions between United States and North Korea increase further

16 August 2017

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: major protests take place against Venezuela’s new constituent assembly; last surviving founding leader of al-Shabaab defects to Somali government; tensions between United States and North Korea increase further after Pyongyang threatens US military bases in Guam; and more. Read more

The weekly briefing, 3 August 2017: Venezuelan government holds controversial special election, Australian police disrupt terrorist plot, al-Shabaab ambush and kill African Union soldiers in Somalia

3 August 2017

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Venezuelan government holds controversial special election for constituent assembly to rewrite the country’s constitution; Australian police disrupt terrorist plot to bring down aeroplane; al-Shabaab ambush and kill 23 African Union soldiers in southern Somalia; and more. Read more

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