British-Egyptian lawyer Hafsa Halawa, who was given a suspended sentence in Egypt's NGO trial earlier this year, says the country has become increasingly polarized. The media's propaganda war fuels Egypt's divide even further.
The sentencing of Egyptian-American activist Mohammed Soltan to life in prison has drawn condemnation. Critics have accused Washington of putting a strategic alliance with Egypt before human rights.
Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah has been released on bail. Is it a sign of increased freedom of expression from Cairo? Egyptian filmmaker and activist Omar Hamilton says it's not.
When Egypt's prosecutor general last month charged 16 Egyptian and four foreign Al Jazeera journalists with broadcasting false news and colluding with a terrorist group, Rena Netjes thought she had nothing to fear.
The trial of the Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt has drawn the world's attention to the desperate situation for reporters working in the country. But the attitude among Egyptian journalists is complex.