The Foundation’s Aswat Masriya website was set up in October 2011 after the Egyptian Revolution as an independent source of news and information, in the run-up to the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
With funding from the Arab Partnership Fund, it has since grown into a leading provider of independent news on political, social, cultural and economic issues in Egypt, in both Arabic and English.
It aims to increase transparency in the Egyptian media and provide ordinary Egyptians with access to reliable information during the democratic process and beyond. As part of this programme, the Foundation ran a series of elections reporting workshops for Egyptian reporters in 2012.
Going forward, Aswat Masriya is expanding its national coverage to include news on women’s rights. We will also provide training for up to 300 journalists, which will for the first time include financial and business news reporting courses.