“Open Briefing has the potential to equip campaigners with the information they need to expose wrong-doing and to identify alternative solutions.”
Gemma Mortensen, chief global officer, Change.org
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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human rights defenders
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.
Recent examples of how we have promoted this vision include work with:
- Human rights defenders in Iraq, Nigeria and Central African Republic.
- Privacy campaigners and anti-corruption activists in the United Kingdom.
- Child rights campaigners in Ethiopia.
- LGBTI activists in Namibia.
- Wildlife conservationists in Mozambique.
- Environmental defenders in South Africa.
- War crimes investigators in Liberia.
- International NGOs in the United States, Switzerland and Britain.
Open Briefing is a groundbreaking non-profit social enterprise launched in 2011. We are unique international team of humanitarians, human rights defenders, peacebuilders and environmentalists working together with military, intelligence, law enforcement and government veterans. We are supported by volunteers and funded by charitable grants and public donations.
“Issues of security and defence are often the least transparent to the public. Open Briefing is an important contribution to ensuring democratic oversight of governments and armies.”
John Feffer, co-director, Foreign Policy in Focus