UPDATED June 21, 2024 — Statement from the IWMF Regarding 2024 Courage in Journalism Awards

The IWMF recognizes the undeniable courage of Maha Hussaini and the importance of her work in Gaza under dire circumstances. However, we recently learned of comments she made on digital and social platforms that starkly contradict the values of our organization. As a result, we made the difficult decision to rescind her Courage in Journalism Award. The Courage Awards reflect the IWMF’s mission and principles, including opposition to intolerance. We do not, and will not, condone or support views or statements that do not adhere to those principles.