CIVICUS Civil Society Index

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Islamic fundamentalism and the internet in Egypt: CSI sparks debate

Posted by civilsocietyindex on February 15, 2010

In the 2003-2006 phase of implementation, the Civil Society Index was implemented in Egypt.

Now, research and discussion has emerged on the role that the internet plays in Egyptian civil society, with a specific focus on the case of the Muslim Brotherhood. The research uses as its starting point the findings of the CSI in Egypt in the 2003-2006 phase.

The research paper, titled “Egypt’s Changing Civil Society: The Muslim Brotherhood and New Media”, is available on the website of Ikhwan Scope. Ikwhan Scope describes itself, on its website, as “an independent Muslim Progressive and moderate non-profit site, concentrating mainly on the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement” which “hopes to construct a foundation in which all references about the movement are available to those who are interested in Islam and Islamic movements”.

Click here to visit the Ikhwan Scope website, where you can read and download the paper.

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