Jama’a al-Islamiya and its political wing, the Construction and Development party, have proposed establishing new satellite channels and newspapers to counter what they claim is an “anti-Islamist media.”
The media outlets would be financed by Islamist businessmen and would be a collaboration between Muslim Brotherhood members and other hardline Islamist parties, said Khaled al-Sherif, Construction and Development Party spokesperson.
“A media coordination authority will be founded to coordinate between [different] parties and the Jam’aa al-Islamiya to unite the Islamic discourse, and to confront the anti-Islamist media to counter the rumors that smear Islam’s image,” Sherif told-Al-Masry Al-Youm.
He added that a similar initiative is already in place in Turkey, funded by Islamist businessmen who have a specific interest in funding Islamist media platforms. Investing in Islamist media will provide more balanced news coverage and reduce media attacks against Islamists, Sherif asserted.