The funeral of Lyra McKee is taking place in Belfast on Wednesday afternoon, with Prime Minister Theresa May among those in attendance.
The 29-year-old journalist was shot dead by the dissident republican 'New IRA' during disturbances in Londonderry on 18 April.
In a statement, Ms McKee's family remembered her as a "best friend and confidante".
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn also attended the funeral at St Anne's Cathedral, opposite Writer's Square, as well as Northern Ireland party leaders, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Irish President Michael D Higgins.
Members of the National Union of Journalists will form a guard of honour at the cross-community, cross-border and multi-cultural service.
Meanwhile mourners wore Harry Potter and Marvel Comic merchandise in tribute to the journalist's love of both works.
A tribute from her mother Joan, brothers Gary and David, and sisters Joan Hunter, Nichola Corner and Mary Crossan said Lyra McKee was "the greatest listener, someone who had time for everyone".
They added: "She was a smart, strong-minded woman who believed passionately in inclusivity, justice and truth.
"Lyra spoke to and made friends with anybody and everybody, no matter what their background, those of all political views and those with none.
"This openness, and her desire to bring people together, made her totally apolitical.
"We would ask that Lyra's life and her personal philosophy are used as an example to us all as we face this tragedy together.
"Lyra's answer would have been simple, the only way to overcome hatred and intolerance is with love, understanding and kindness."