Victory in Sight for Defend Free Speech and Support BDS

APPEALS, 24 Mar 2014

Jake Lynch, Australians for BDS - TRANSCEND Media Service

We may be on the eve of victory!

Tomorrow (March 25th, 2014) is scheduled as a full day in the Federal Court as I defend myself against an attack on our political freedom – the application by Israeli law centre Shurat HaDin to have my stance on the academic boycott of Israel declared illegal under the Race Discrimination Act.

We don’t know how it will go, but it is possible the case will end tomorrow.

The court proceedings have been going well up to now, but the case is a complicated one, and the legal bills are rolling in.

We have raised a fantastic sum of just over $20,000, with contributions from over 300 co-defendants.

If you haven’t contributed yet, now would be a good time to follow through on your commitment!

Please visit:

If you’d rather not use PayPal, please do email me for details of how to make a bank transfer:

We shall overcome!

Jake Lynch


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,’ which TMS editor Antonio C. S. Rosa translated to Portuguese.


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