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About Marsad

What is Marsad?

Marsad (meaning observatory in Arabic) is an online platform that monitors the Egyptian Security Sector. It provides search tools in order to allow stakeholders to easily access information. Marsad monitors media reporting, research, analysis and events related to the security sector in Egypt. To this end, relevant press articles, research papers, books, sound clips, videos, and photos are stored in an online database. Further to this, a timeline will continuously be updated with relevant events and incidents related to the Egyptian security sector.

Marsad seeks to contribute to an informed and inclusive debate regarding the security sector in Egypt and operates on a non-partisan and independent basis.

Marsad Egypt is managed by the Middle East and North Africa division of the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance – DCAF. For more information regarding DCAF, please visit

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