2018 Environmentalist of the Year

Clare Rewcastle Brown

Clare is a British investigative journalist whose relentless work exposing the corruption surrounding the logging industry in Sarawak helped to bring down former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.


Clare Rewcastle Brown, now 58, has been a thorn in the side of Malaysia's ruling elite for years, working from abroad to expose larceny and misrule, focussing mostly on the rainforested state of Sarawak where she was born and spent her early years. In 2010, she started Sarawak Report and short-wave broadcaster Radio Free Sarawak - operated in secret from London, and later Bali, Brunei and Sarawak itself.

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