Earlier this week an Egyptian court found three Al Jazeera journalists guilty of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood, which is considered a terrorist organization, and reporting false news. Journalists Baher Mohamed, Peter Greste were sentenced to seven years and Mohamed Fahmy was sentenced to ten years in prison. The journalists deny the charges. Ashraf Khalil, a contributor for Time Magazine who is based in Cairo, has felt the impact of the trial and the verdict. He decided to turn down a contract with Al Jazeera because he felt it was too risky. He joins us to talk about his experience reporting in Egypt.
(photo: From left, Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting bureau chief of Al-Jazeera Mohamed Fahmy, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed, appear in a defendant's cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy, El Shorouk Newspaper))