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Arab Channels Offer Patchy Pope Funeral Coverage

Arab viewers were able to watch live transmission of the funeral of Pope John Paul II on pan-Arab news-channels, but many other stations in the Gulf region opted to show weekly prayers instead. Abu Dhabi TV offered continuous live transmission of the ceremony, while Qatar-based Al-Jazeera and Dubai-based Al-Arabiya aired substantial parts of the ceremony live, interspersed with comments from their correspondents or interviews with Christian clerics.Full Story

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