Amy Addison-Dunne is a freelance digital journalist with an interest in the Middle East and British politics. She has written for the Daily Mirror, Morning Star.
Marwa Koçak is a journalist and translator with an interest in politics and human rights in the Middle East. She speaks Arabic, English and Turkish. She has written for Middle East Eye, Al-Jazeera.
As residents of Daraa al-Balad in south Syria are starved of food, medicine and education in a harsh blockade by the regime, activists are not deterred from the protest.