Effects of the “Brotherhood conflict” on their media system

The tools of the crisis and the struggle to resolve the conflict between the two warring fronts, the media system for the brothers As one of the main axes in a raging conflict, expectations for its future vary.

Expectations point to the collapse of the fraternal media system in its current form due to the escalation of a dispute between the Ibrahim Munir Front in London and Mahmoud Hussein in Istanbul.

This can be answered for two reasons: the first is the desire of both parties to expand their power and influence in the media to resolve the conflict to their own advantage, and the second relates to the negative effects that the group faces due to the constraints. usually in recent months, either in Europe or in Turkey.

Informing the fraternity to its funders

Egyptian writer Hani Abdullah, who specializes in political Islam, believes the “fraternity media is for those who fund it” and expects the current conflict to affect the media system and suffer from a diaspora and embarrassment. until one of the parties succeeds in resolving the conflict to their advantage and thus in full control of the system.

He said the organization is using its own media, either through traditional means or electronic committees spreading through various means of communication, as a tool in the war launched against Egypt and the Arab region after its powerful revolution. After the Egyptian Revolution in 2013.

In a statement to “Sky News to Arabia,” Abdullah confirms that there is little difference between the fraternity’s agenda between Mahmoud Hussein and Ibrahim Mounir in dealing with external events.


two media fronts

As for the internal conflict, Abdullah believes that the media, like the organization, is divided into two parts. The first belongs to the London Group and is financed by Ibrahim Munir and the second to the Istanbul Group and is financed by Mahmoud Hussein, each of whom uses his share in the war against the other party and tries to distort. to resolve the conflict in his favor.

Abdullah explains that the organization’s media plan in recent years was based on two main axes; The first is the creation of a media network with television channels and major news sites, as well as partnerships with a number of international newspapers, magazines and news sites that have a high following and trust among the public through direct donations or advertisements and paid articles.

The second axis depends on the establishment of a vast network of fraternity that broadcasts content that incites chaos and spreads rumors about Egypt and the Arab world through social media pages, relies on celebrities and international figures, and has millions of followers to send news and poisoned ideas through it.

a bleak future

In the same context, a recent study and consulting service on the Trends website expected the fraternal media to have a bleak future behind the bleak fate and confrontation the organization is currently experiencing. It happened in the official media of the Arab governments fighting extremists led by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the aftermath of the so-called Arab Spring.

He pointed out that despite the short time the Brotherhood was in power, that period greatly influenced the formation of Arab public opinion that the organization could not play any role in development under the national umbrella, and also revealed that its future media would not be better politically.

In his October 12 study, “Brotherhood Media: The Beginning and the End,” author Muhammad Al-Sawafi says Egypt was at the forefront of Arab countries that opposed the group’s political expansion. , after the goals of the terrorist group ‘s media experience were revealed and its media discourse was based on a lack of credibility and a lack of respect for the culture and values ​​of Arab societies.


Arab Observer

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