IPI-IMS World Press Hero Award was given to the late Shireen Abu Akleh, who dedicated her career to reporting on a range of issues in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, risking her life to work on the frontlines.

Accepting the award on her behalf, Shireen’s niece Lina Abu Akleh told the crowd her aunt had been an inspiration for generations of people in the Middle East and called on the international community to unite in ensuring there was no impunity for her killing.

Full report of the award ceremony: Heroic journalism honoured during award ceremony at Columbia University