Open Briefing is a groundbreaking human rights and capacity-building organisation. We support organisations and activists striving for social and environmental justice or protecting vulnerable communities globally.

We provide security risk management, safety and security training, cyber security and open source intelligence services to 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

“An incredibly valuable week. An eye-opening, thought-provoking and heart-pounding course.”
Homer Venters, Director of Programmes, Physicians for Human Rights

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, 22 November 2017: Robert Mugabe resigns, commander of US Strategic Command highlights limits to Donald Trump’s executive power, UN warns situation in Yemen is critical

22 November 2017

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Robert Mugabe resigns after 37 years as Zimbabwe’s president; commander of US Strategic Command highlights limits to Donald Trump’s executive power with regard nuclear weapons; UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen warns that situation in Yemen is critical following Saudi blockade of the country; and more. Read more

The weekly briefing, 14 November 2017: Direct contact between Wikileaks and Donald Trump Jr., cyber-attack group targets individuals and organisations critical of Vietnamese government, Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture remaining territory held by Islamic State

14 November 2017

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Magazine reveals direct contact between Wikileaks and Donald Trump Jr. in lead up to 2016 US presidential election; Vietnam-based cyber-attack group targets individuals and organisations critical of Hanoi; Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture remaining territory held by Islamic State in Iraq; and more. Read more

The weekly briefing, 8 November 2017: US joint chiefs of staff conclude that a ground invasion is only way to completely destroy North Korean nuclear programme, Belgium court releases ousted Catalan president and four other former ministers pending investigation, Mugabe fires Zimbabwe’s vice-president

8 November 2017

Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: US joint chiefs of staff conclude that a ground invasion is only way to completely destroy North Korean nuclear programme; Belgium court releases ousted Catalan president and four other former ministers pending investigation; Robert Mugabe fires Zimbabwe’s vice-president, clearing way for eventual succession of president’s wife, and more. Read more

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