Funeral of AP video journalist Simone Camilli to be livestreamed
The funeral of Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli, in his Tuscan hometown of Pitigliano, may be viewed Friday via a livestream on AP.org starting 5:30 p.m. local time in Italy (11:30 a.m. ET / 1530 GMT).
Camilli and a freelance Palestinian translator, Ali Shehda Abu Afash, were killed Wednesday in Gaza when an unexploded missile believed to have been dropped in an Israeli airstrike blew up.
The funeral service is scheduled to begin 6 p.m. (12 p.m. ET / 1600 GMT), in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. It will be celebrated by the bishop of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello, the Rev. Guglielmo Borghetti.
AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt and other AP staff will attend.
Live coverage will also be available to all AP Direct clients from 1530 GMT, as well as AP Video Hub clients.
The funeral of Abu Afash, a Gaza resident, was held Wednesday in keeping with Muslim tradition.