Obama’s shock Nobel win divides world press

October 10, 2009

HONG KONG — The world’s media was divided Saturday after the shock award of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama, with some calling it a victory for ideals and others condemning it as deeply politicised.

The prize-giving committee in Oslo named Obama the winner of the prestigious prize on Friday, hailing his “extraordinary” efforts in international diplomacy and hastening nuclear disarmament. Read more