Open Briefing supports at-risk organisations and activists around the world by ensuring their physical, digital and psychosocial security or through enhancing their campaigns with intelligence and research support.

We focus our resources on supporting human rights defenders, humanitarians and others on the frontlines of civil society and their international allies.

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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

We believe in creating a more resilient civil society that can protect vulnerable communities and a fragile environment within an increasingly restricted civic space.

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Taking stock in Somalia

3 September 2012

Open Briefing: After 20 years of failed statehood Somalia now shows the first signs of a new political conjuncture that could bring about peace. However, al-Shabaab will continue to play a role in shaping the country’s future. Read more