China blocks online, TV news on Nobel Prize winner

After a Chinese democracy advocate and jailed dissident was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, China panned the decision and blocked the news online and on TV. Liu Xiaobo is serving an 11-year prison term.

The New York Times reports:

"Headlines about the award were nowhere to be found in the state media or on the country’s main Internet portals. A CNN broadcast about Mr. Liu was blacked out throughout the evening. Mobile phone users reported not being able to transmit text messages containing his name in Chinese."