|Clare Hollingworth, 1911 – 2017|
The FCC is very sad to announce the passing of its much beloved member Clare Hollingworth at age 105.
Clare had a remarkable career as a foreign correspondent, beginning with the scoop of the century when she reported the start of World War II.
FCC president Tara Joseph said: “We are very sad to hear about Clare’s passing. She was a tremendous inspiration to us all and a treasured member of our club. We were so pleased that we could celebrate her 105th birthday with her this past year.”
To mark Clare’s passing, we will hold a minute of silence this evening at 6:30 PM, throughout the Club. Members and guests are respectfully asked to join us in observing this minute of silence in honour of her memory.
A formal memorial service to celebrate Clare’s life is being prepared, and details will be published once arrangements have been finalised.
For now, please join us in extending heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.
The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The ceremony took place in May 2017. Click here to see the winners.