Clare Rewcastle Brown

founder and editor Sarawak Report

Clare Rewcastle Brown is the founder and editor of the anti-corruption website Sarawak Report and the indigenous radio station Radio Free Sarawak, which have come to prominence for unravelling wide-scale political corruption in Malaysia and the 1MDB Development Fund scandal, which has rocked the global financial community.

She was named one of the World’s 50 Most Influential Figures in 2016 by Fortune Magazine and one of Britain’s Women of the Year 2016. In 2013 she received the International Press Institute’s Pioneer of Media Freedom Award for Radio Free Sarawak and in 2014 she received Queensland University’s Communication for Social Change Award. Malaysia issued a warrant for her arrest in 2015 and requested INTERPOL place her on the international Red Notice list, a request INTERPOL rejected.

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