[html] If you read this cryptic notice http://www.ihf.info/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=1006 on the IHF Website you may have been asking this question.
“IHF obtains interim injunction against misleading media coverage
The district court of the city of Hamburg approved the IHF's appeal for an interim injunction against the journalist Erik Eggers (Landgericht Hamburg, 4.1.2008, Az: 324 O 1127/07). Eggers had published false allegations concerning IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa in various well known Swiss and German publications.
Should Eggers continue his misleading reporting, he faces a fine of up to 250.000 Euro or detention.”
The short answer: Erik Eggers is a German journalist who has been in the forefront in regards to media coverage on the controversy surrounding the Asian Olympic Qualification. At the IHF press conference held at the end of the Women’s World Championships in France he confronted IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa as to why the IHF had not intervened in the Asian continental qualification outcome. Additionally, he has appeared on Germany Television to discuss the issue.
He is, however, not the only reporter to address this controversy and it is not clear why he alone is being singled out and what specific allegations concerning Dr Moustafa caused the IHF to take formal legal action.
International Press Association Article on IHF News Conference: http://www.aipsmedia.com/index.php?page=news&cod=1730&tp=n
German News Report with Erik Eggers being interviewed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JuWDVUlS_4 [/html]