Fighting Fund for Academic Boycott of Israel
APPEALS, 3 Mar 2014
February 2014 – Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Director of Sydney University’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) [and TMS advisor/peace journalist], has been taken to the Federal Court of Australia in a legal action brought by Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Centre, alleging racial discrimination due to his support of the Palestinian call for academic boycott of Israel.
The claim is that Associate Professor Lynch is backing racist and discriminatory policies through their support for the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. These accusations are unfounded and intimidatory. They are intended to stifle free speech.
The Federal Court Case against Associate Professor Jake Lynch has already cost Jake some tens of thousands of dollars – which he has had to raise for himself – and may cost more as court deliberations continue.
This is a litigious case that threatens our right to democratic dissent in Australia.
We call on our supporters to MAKE A DONATION to support Associate Professor Jake Lynch’s fight for our democratic rights.
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Jake Lynch, former BBC newsreader, political correspondent for Sky News and Sydney correspondent for the Independent, is Associate Professor of Peace Journalism and Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment and the advisor for TRANSCEND Media Service-TMS. Lynch is the co-author, with Annabel McGoldrick, of Peace Journalism (Hawthorn Press, 2005), and his new book, Debates in Peace Journalism, has just been published by Sydney University Press and TUP – TRANSCEND University Press. He also co-authored with Johan Galtung and Annabel McGoldrick ‘Reporting Conflict-An Introduction to Peace Journalism.’
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