Foreign Funding in Egypt after the Revolution

By Mohamed Elagati (03/04/2013) Working Paper
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In the aftermath of Egypt’s revolution, controversies over foreign funding to Egyptian civil society organisations (CSO) have become even more politicised. This has resulted in the prosecution of a number of international and Egyptian NGO workers. Because CSOs are a critical part of the democratic transition, the Egyptian public needs to engage in a transparent debate over the role of foreign funding. As a part of that process, this paper, jointly published by FRIDE, Hivos and the Arab Forum for Alternatives, based on a series of meetings carried out with local stakeholders in Cairo, examines the framework and the perception of foreign funding to NGOs, the media, and political parties in Egypt.

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