Second string Wales beat Japan in scorching heat of Osaka

first_imgMonday Jun 10, 2013 Second string Wales beat Japan in scorching heat of Osaka Wales, perhaps most affected by the Lions tour to Australia, took on Japan in boiling temparatures in Osaka on Saturday. They came away 22-18 winners with Dan Biggar kicking 14 points and Harry Robinson scoring a try in the second half. Japan had the halftime lead following a try by New Zealand born flanker Michael Broadhurst, but Wales came back through Biggar and Robinson, and despite a late try to Yoshikazu Fujita, Wales got their eighth straight win against Japan.Four new caps were selected, with Emyr Phillips, James King, Owen Williams, and 18-year-old Dafydd Howells all getting a chance to represent their country.“It was vital that so many young guys started their Test careers with a victory, but we’re not going to say we’re just happy to win,” said Biggar post match.“We’re disappointed with a poor first-half performance and that led to a nervous finish. We are not using the heat as an excuse but all that was on my mind after the game was shoving my head in a bucket of ice.”It was Japan’s third straight loss, following defeats to Tonga and Fiji in the Pacific Nations Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Midyear Tours Related Articles 416 WEEKS AGO Springboks beat Samoa to win the Quad Series… 416 WEEKS AGO Scotland score late try to snatch victory… 416 WEEKS AGO All Blacks seal series clean sweep with third… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Bulgarian reporter’s defamation conviction sets dangerous precedent

first_img December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive March 10, 2021 Find out more Rossen Bossev, a reporter for the Bulgarian business weekly Capital Weekly, was fined 500 euros by a Sofia court on 21 May on a charge of defaming former FSC chairman Stoyan Mavrodiev in a TV interview in January 2015. In the interview, Bossev said Mavrodiev had “facilitated money laundering of a sum acquired through drug trafficking” and had “used the FSC to put financial pressure” on Capital Weekly and Dnevnik, a daily owned by the same publisher.While not disputing the facts of the first statement, the court nonetheless ruled that it was defamatory on the grounds that Mavrodiev was not convicted in the money-laundering case to which Bossev referred. And the court ruled that the second statement was defamatory because the heavy fines imposed on Capital Weekly and Dnevnik were signed by Mavrodiev’s deputy, not Mavrodiev himself.“Although the size of Rossen Bossev’s fine, 500 euros, was symbolic, we regard this decision as an impediment to investigative journalism, one likely to set a precedent,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “Furthermore, as the judge in this case was Petya Krancheva, who had been criticized several times in the past by Bossev in his Capital Weekly articles, we question this decision’s impartiality.”Despite Bossev’s request, Krancheva refused to recuse herself in the case, claiming that she had never read his articles criticizing her. Organisation News Follow the news on Bulgaria Rossen Boussev / DR BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interestCorruptionOrganized crimeImpunityEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Bulgaria is ranked 111th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, the lowest position in the EU BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Conflicts of interestCorruptionOrganized crimeImpunityEconomic pressureJudicial harassment  In a joint statement several days after Bossev’s conviction, his colleagues said it was designed to ”suppress critical journalism.” This is not the first defamation case against a Capital Weekly journalists, but none of the others has been brought before a criminal court. “We believe that journalism serves a necessary and integral corrective function in democracy” in the event of threats to “the best interests of citizens and business,” the statement said. As no appeal is possible against the court’s verdict, Bossev and his lawyer have announced that they intend to refer the case to the European Court of Human Rights. Newscenter_img News June 7, 2019 Bulgarian reporter’s defamation conviction sets dangerous precedent February 11, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a Bulgarian journalist’s criminal defamationconviction for criticizing the former head of Bulgaria’s Financial Supervision Commission(FSC). It sets a dangerous precedent for investigative journalism in a country that alreadyhas the European Union’s worst press freedom ranking, RSF said. Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom News Help by sharing this information Receive email alertslast_img read more