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.
Egyptian security forces last week killed a group of tourists they say they mistook for militants in the desert. One of those killed was an Egyptian tour guide. DW spoke to his family.
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.
Although human rights violations are out of hand in his country, Egyptian President al-Sisi has officially been welcomed in the German Chancellery in Berlin: Germany is sending the wrong signal, says DW's Rainer Sollich.
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.