Live Engla Funeral Broadcast Debated

Swedes were shocked by the recent brutal murder of a ten-year old girl, Engla. Her funeral will be held on Saturday. But Swedish Public Television’s decision to broadcast the burial ceremony live on national TV has led to a heated debate.

The ARD, the German public service counterpart to Swedish Television, has expressed surprise over SVT’s decision to broadcast the Engla funeral. Commenting to SR International, News Director Thomas Baumann said the decision to broadcast a funeral or not will be a problem in the future.