Relive England’s RWC 2003 triumph

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Over it goes: Jonny Wilkinson does what he does best – but this time in the most important game of his lifeTHIS FRIDAY there will be a replay of England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup final, ten years on, while a number of the England stars from the night Tweet along with the match live.From 10.35pm, highlights from the 2003 match will be broadcast on ITV. As well as being gripped by the action all over again, fans will also get a brand new perspective on the game thanks to a live Twitter commentary from Matt Dawson (@Matt9Dawson), Lawrence Dallaglio (@Dallaglio8), Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood), Phil Vickery (@Phil_Vickery), Ben Kay (@BenKay5) and Richard Hill (@RHillRugby), all of whom played in that fateful 2003 game. Before this, at 7.30pm, Sir Clive Woodward will be talking through his memories of that World Cup final for BBC Radio 5 live, offering insight into his plans and emotions on the day. This hour and a half show was recorded after Woodward watched the final back for the first time and also features the match commentary of Ian Robertson.If you want to re-live the images from that entire World Cup, as well as the final, check out Rugby World’s picture special in the December edition of the mag – out now!last_img read more

Editor of weekly sentenced to five years’ imprisonment

first_imgAccording to information collected by RSF, police officers arrested Baongla at his home on 9 January 2002. Two days later, he appeared before a judge and was jailed at the Nkondengui central prison in Yaoundé. The police officers also seized the newspaper’s computers. In October, the journalist was sentenced in absentia to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of 17 million CFA francs (approx. US$22,800; 26,000 euros) for “fraud”. He is accused of extorting ten million CFA francs (approx. US$13,400; 15,200 euros) from an official at the Ministry of the Economy and Finances. “Le Démenti”‘s editorial staff claim that the “accusations are groundless and were fabricated by the government.” They follow the newspaper’s publication of several articles denouncing the misappropriation of funds by the minister of the economy and finances. “Le Démenti” has repeatedly accused the minister of embezzling public monies during the installation of a sewer system in the country. Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case to go further News CameroonAfrica In a letter to Justice Minister Amadou Ali, RSF asked for clarification following the sentencing of Georges Baongla, publication director of the weekly “Le Démenti”, to five years’ imprisonment. “Due process was seemingly not respected in this case. Firstly, Georges Baongla was not warned of his trial’s opening in October 2001. Secondly, he only learned of his sentencing several days after the delivery of the verdict. Thirdly, why did the authorities allow him to remain free for over two months before arresting him in early January? These irregularities lead us t o question the real motive behind the journalist’s sentencing,” explained RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard. “Without judging the merits of the case itself, we call on the Cameroonian authorities to explain the situation,” the secretary-general added. News News May 31, 2021 Find out more May 19, 2021 Find out more April 23, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system Help by sharing this information CameroonAfrica Follow the news on Cameroon January 16, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of weekly sentenced to five years’ imprisonment Receive email alerts RSF_en last_img read more