Sciopero ovale

While fans and players from around the globe are gathering in France for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, starting Sept. 7, there will be one notable absence – several international media outlets. As part of a 24-hour protest, various organizations say they will not publish any text, photo or video news relating to the tournament. The protest is in response to restrictions imposed by the International Rugby Board on the transmission of photos, especially action shots, during games.