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.
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.
A date has been set in Egypt for the trial of 20 people accused of working for the Al-Jazeera television network. They all face terrorism charges for allegedly backing the Muslim Brotherhood.
Eager to help her country's transition after the revolution, a young Egyptian lawyer went to work promoting democracy. Now she finds herself on trial.
As the third anniversary of Egypt's revolution approaches, key reforms have yet to be implemented. One demand was to rein in the security forces, but there is little sign of that as the crackdown on protesters continues.
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