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Saddam Trial Likely to Ignite Media War

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Saddam Trial Likely to Ignite Media War

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Saddam Trial Likely to Ignite Media War

Saddam Trial Likely to Ignite Media War

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The Oct. 19 trial of Saddam Hussein is likely to set off a battle between the Arab world's news channels. Iraqi TV is airing shows on crimes allegedly committed on the former leader's orders. But in some Arab states, Saddam is still seen as a hero, and this is likely to be reflected in programming too.