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.
Viktor Orban's government has denounced NGOs funded by George Soros for trying to "illegitimately" influence political life. The groups are gearing up for an assault from politicians who once saw them quite differently.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is visiting Berlin this week. He can count the first meeting of Egypt's parliament in three years as a political success. But human rights in his country are suffering.
The Egyptian authorities are increasingly cracking down on activists and students. Hundreds have been detained in recent months and dozens disappeared. Naomi Conrad reports from Cairo.
Egypt is now the world's second worst jailer of journalists - surpassed only by China. The situation is especially bad for women, who are at risk of physical and/or sexual assault in the staunchly patriarchal society.
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