By Mohamed Elagati
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, 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.