Nobel Peace Prize goes to Finnish conflict mediator
The Nobel Pease Prize was awarded to Martti Ahtisaari, the former Finnish President on Friday in Paris, France, the Associated Press and the Washington Post recorded. According to both articles Ahtisaari is a 71-year old conflict mediator in countries such as Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The Washington Post and the Associated Press had similar articles but the Washington Post left out quite a bit of information about the winner and the controversy with the Chinese government. Although it touched on the subject the Associated Press went into detail explaining how the award would have made a statement. “It is an opportunity missed to change the world for the better by encouraging reform in China," Edward McMillan-Scott, a British member of the European Parliament and founder of its group to promote democracy and human rights, told the Associated Press. Ahtisarri was selected for a 197-name list and a $1.4 million prize will be awarded to Oslo, Finland in December.