Free Speech and BDS Case: Applicants Wanting to Run!


Jake Lynch, Australians for BDS – TRANSCEND Media Service


Jake Lynch

At a hearing in the Australian Federal Court, four of the five applicants to have me found guilty of racial discrimination applied to pull out of the action.

That would leave only Shurat HaDin, the right-wing Israeli law centre which has launched a despicable attack on political freedom in Australia.

They also indicated that they will now try to narrow the focus of the attack, which may spell the end of their attempt to have political activism in response to the call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions effectively declared illegal.

These are promising signs, and they’ve been brought about because – with your help and support – I have stood firm against these attacks.

I still need your help in meeting my legal bills, which are well into six figures.

Any donation you can afford to give would be enormously helpful.

Please visit the following page:

If you would rather not use PayPal, please do contact me directly and I will send you the details of the bank account:

Petition started by Australians for BDS on “Defend free speech and human rights and support the BDS.”



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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