Vanessa Beeley is a British investigative journalist and photographer focusing on the conflicts in the middle east – particularly in Syria, Gaza and Palestine, Iraq, Egypt and Yemen. She is an associate editor of 21st Century Wire and was a member of a peace finding mission to Syria organized by the US Peace Council.  She is a contributing writer for the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine, the Dissident Voice and manages the website The Wall Will Fall where she blogs about her travels and reports from the Middle East. Vanessa's articles appear in Mint Press News, Russia Today, Last American Vagabond, 21st Century Wire and many others. She was a finalist for the prestigious Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, which has previously been awarded to Robert Parry, Patrick Cockburn, Robert Fisk and others. Last year she received the Serena Shim Award for uncompromised integrity in journalism. Her website is    

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