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

We provide low-cost, high-impact intelligence, security, training and equipment 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.

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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, 25 April 2017: US defence secretary visits Afghanistan, further demonstrations against Venezuelan president, French police officer shot and killed in possible terrorist attack

25 April 2017

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: US defence secretary visits Afghanistan amid calls for a troop surge; further demonstrations against the president take place across Venezuela; French police officer shot and killed in possible terrorist attack on Champs Elysees in Paris; and more.

The weekly briefing, 11 April 2017: Trump launches missile strikes on Syrian airbase and moves carrier strike group to western Pacific, French Guiana paralysed by ongoing protests, suspected terrorist attack in Swedish capital

11 April 2017

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: United States launches missile strikes on Syrian airbase in retaliation for chemical weapons attack and moves carrier strike group to western Pacific in response to North Korean ballistic missile tests; French Guiana paralysed by ongoing protests over lack of investment and high crime and unemployment rates; four killed in suspected terrorist attack in Swedish capital; and more.

The weekly briefing, 4 April 2017: Protests in South Africa, US and Chinese presidents to meet, UK triggers Article 50

4 April 2017

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Protests in South Africa over president’s removal of finance minister and eight other cabinet members; US president claims United States can ‘solve’ North Korea nuclear threat without help of China; United Kingdom submits letter to president of the European Council triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty; and more.

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