She was born and educated in Melbourne and has spent all her working life in Occupational and Vocational Rehabilitation with people who had acquired injuries. She has advocated for the disadvantaged, counselled school leavers and adults needing career redirection. In recent years she has prepared Vocational Capacity assessments for Medico Legal purposes.
In the past 4 years she has become increasingly interested in media bias and complaints procedures. She became so concerned at the level of misinformation and distortion particularly in relation to the reporting of the Middle East situation that she retired from paid employment to devote herself full time to the study of the true events, reading widely from many perspectives including arabic translations.
Ms Feldman joined ICJS in 2002 because she was impressed by the intelligence and energy of the executive members. She has been an executive member of ICJS for much of this time during which they have been very active in the field of media bias.
Her greatest concern relates to the way in which media shapes public opinion and the way in which this has contributed to an alarming rise in anti-Semitism disguised as anti-Zionism by demonisation and delegitimisation of the Jewish state, Israel.
Early in 2004 fran Feldman was involved as vice chair of the Public Affairs Committee of the Anti Defamation Commission in the resolutions condemning anti-Semitism passed in both houses of Federal Parliament and the Victorian State Parliament.
For the past 8 months she has lived in Israel to get a first hand perspective of the relevant issues.