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Sarawak Report

Investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle-Brown founded the Sarawak Report, a London-based, English-language news website specializing in Malaysia, in 2010, at the same time as its sister outlet, Radio Free Sarawak, an exile radio station that has won several awards. After its coverage of illegal logging and corruption quickly attracted international attention, it stepped up its reporting of other political issues with a national and international impact, including revelations about government corruption under Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

As a result of its explosive revelations about high-level misdeeds in 2015, in particular, its coverage of the judicial investigation into allegations that a development fund called 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had channelled money into the prime minister’s personal accounts, the website was blocked by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, which regulates the Malaysian media, on 20 July 2015.