FCC members gathered on Tuesday evening to say goodbye to Francis Moriarty in the traditional way: by raising a few glasses on the verandah.
Francis, a long-time resident of Hong Kong and former political reporter for RTHK, is to embark on a new life in America.
FCC president Juliana Liu presented Francis with a framed painting of the club. But it wasn’t the only gift presented on the night: Francis – founder of the Human Rights Press Awards – gave the club some souvenirs from his time as journalist for the club’s archive.
Watch Francis Moriarty’s leaving speech and scroll down for our gallery
The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 22nd annual awards will be judged in the coming weeks and the awards ceremony held on May 12, 2018. Click here for more details.