Share. An ugly showdown over Alan Jones legacy is likely to erupt in a high-stakes court battle next year, after SBS revealed it would defend a polarising tribute … That's what we saw in Cronulla 15 years ago," he said. Soon after, retaliators attacked individuals at random. "Every single person has to stand up and fight racism, and it's got to begin at home, at the family dinner table," he said. Cronulla locals displayed varying responses, with some claiming that it was “about time” and that the riots were about “respect and pride” by white Australians; while others expressed shame and fear. It was produced by Cronulla Productions and Northern Pictures and partly funded by Screen Australia. One of the biggest changes to race relations both locally and internationally since the Cronulla riots has been the rise of social media. Producer/director/writer: Jaya BalendraDirector of Photography: Marden DeanEditor: Melanie AnnanLine Producer: Jodi DonovanField Directors: Amy Ruse, Rebecca VallisStills Photography: Andrew QuiltyAssociate Producer: Glen KalemProduction Coordinator: Danielle VosSound Recordist: Daniel MiauDevelopment Researcher: Joseph LurieArchive Researcher: Naomi J HallOriginal Music: The Da's OfficeAssistant Editor: Liam RoddenPost Production & Online Facility: Definition FilmsPost Production Supervisor: David GrossFacilities Producer: Nichole WalklingOnline Editor: Ben Blick-HodgeColourist: Trish CahillSound Designer: David WhiteLegal Advisor: Robert ReeveProduction Accountant: Bronwyn SpezialeExecutive Producer: Sue Clothier, Art Direction, Design and Development: Matt SmithDevelopment: Ken Macleod, Harley Mellifont, Jason MurraySBS Executive Producers/Commissioning Editors: Marshall Heald and John-Paul MarinProducer: Kylie BoltinVideo Editing: Gilbert Gaddi, Simon Bowis, Sam Criniti, Rosie Jones, Nikki StevensAudio: SBS Broadcast OperationsResearch: Nick SearleAdditional research: Kalinda Ashton, Christen Cornell, Bridget Curran, Kym MiddletonLegal: Sally McCauslandParalegal: Katherine LeighBusiness Affairs: Alastair McKinnonSubtitles: Jing Han, Andrew McCormick, Dalia MatarPublicity: Jo'an Papadopoulos, Danielle Cesta, Natalie DuboisMarketing: Ola Kay, Anna DoranSocial Media: Jordan Guiao, Contributor interviews:Hassan Awada, Hiba Ayache, Craig Campbell, Jihad Diab, Nadim El Ghoul, Pat Grant, Mona Elmir Craig Greenhill, Lyn Harvey, Lee Howell, Ahmad Kamaledine, Mouhamed Kharboutli George Khouri, Diana Kontoprias, Mecca Laa Laa, Sam Nassir, Nemat Rifi, Andrew Quilty, Expert commentary:Professor Kevin Dunn, Dean and Professor in Human Geography and Urban Studies, University of Western SydneyDeputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas APM, Field Operations, NSW Police ForceProfessor Catharine Lumby, Macquarie UniversityProfessor Greg Noble, University of Western SydneyRace Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Writers:Freda Backes, Dr Sudheesh Bhasi, Sekneh Beckett, Brigid Delaney, Dr Nelia Nacima Hyndman-Rizk, Dr Anne Mansour, Kym Middleton, Rudi Soman, Joseph Wakim, Sweatshop Western Sydney Literacy Movement:Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Luke Carman, Sherene Idriss, Mehal Krayem, Peter Polites, Audio Interviews:Mohammad Diab, Rex Dupain, Joe Hildebrand, Bill Leak, Damien Murphy, Assoc/Professor Amanda Wise, Archive material:New South Wales Police, Strike Force Neil: Cronulla Riots. This week marks 15 years since the Cronulla riots, with some community leaders saying Australia has not learned the lessons of one of its darkest days. "It brought to the surface the ugly face of racism and bigotry," he said. 0:00. The Cronulla riots were sparked, in part, by a clash on 4 December 2005, when a group of off-duty volunteer surf lifesavers were involved in a dispute … Sign up now for the latest news from Australia and around the world direct to your inbox. Anglo-Australian youth targeted individuals of Middle Eastern background while displaying and voicing racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim rhetoric Nothing as un-Australian. “Then a few things happened and he closed down.” SBS Voices: My wedding day was marred by the Cronulla riots. This online documentary explores the simmering tension between groups of Australians and Lebanese that led to the explosive riots at Sydney’s Cronulla beach one hot day in December 2005. And that must start with political leaders having zero tolerance of racism," he said. It began in the beachside suburb of Cronulla on 11 December and spread over the next few nights to additional suburbs. "Now we've got the digital space which is another platform to perpetrate racism - it's another layer that we are not dealing with. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Cronulla Riots: The Day That Shocked the Nation was commissioned in 2013 and launched in 2014 by SBS. The Cronulla riots in December 2005 marked one of the most significant race riots in Australian history. The 2005 Cronulla riot and retaliatory attacks are back in the spotlight with an SBS online documentary going live ahead of a TV program on the events this Thursday. Soon after, retaliators attacked individuals at random. This interactive documentary explores these events. 00:00 / 00:00. The 2005 Cronulla riots was a civil conflict starting in the beachside suburb of Cronulla in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, which spread over the next few nights to additional suburbs. A text message sent to mobilise the rioters. 00:00 / 00:00. "I was obviously horrified ... [But] no, I was not completely surprised," Roland Jabbour told SBS News, 15 years on. Early on in his presidency, Mr Trump ordered a travel ban on citizens from certain Muslim-majority countries and has a long record of inflammatory comments towards certain faiths and minorities. SBS interactive: Cronulla Riots - The day that shocked the nation. Watch SBS World News live daily at 6:30pm on TV and on our app. The riots. Phrases like “100% Aussie Pride” were scrawled in the sand while slogans such as “We grew here you flew here” became a new source of national shame. 1 results. Jones claimed the broadcast wrongly suggested that he "sought to incite racial violence" in the week leading up to the Cronulla riots, "was a racist" for criticising Muslims and Aboriginal people, "was a misogynist" for singling out female politicians for criticism, and "was a liar" in that he lied to the public about climate change. Log in, register or subscribe to save articles for later. Here's your first look at Cronulla riots comedy, 'Down Under' Abe Forsythe aims for the funny bone with a story set amid the race riots that shocked the nation. "There must be a redoubling of efforts against racism. “This Sunday, every Aussie in the Shire get down to North Cronulla to support the Leb and Wog bashing day.”. The program provided a public forum for people with diverse viewpoints to discuss multiculturalism in the aftermath of the Cronulla riots in Sydney, and in light of the fear of violence following riots in several countries over publication of cartoons of Mohammed. 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Many were draped in Australian flags and displayed slogans such as, ‘We grew here, you flew here.' Not knowing 'the other', and portraying 'the other' as foreign from the main body of society, then you tend to fear them.". "[On social media] we have extremists on both ends of the spectrum that I feel are becoming more extreme ... they have more of a platform.". SBS produced an interactive-style documentary in 2014 called ‘Cronulla Riots: The Day that Shocked the Nation’. We love feedback: help us improve by rating the app and sharing your suggestions at apps@sbs.com.au. "[And recently], there has been an ideological push to attack anti-racism, and to use free speech as a defence for racial hatred.". "Racism doesn't always involve physical violence or threatening mobs. "If a politician is saying this, what are the followers of that politician saying?" The series of events that became knows as “the Cronulla riots” began in December 2005 with reports of the aftermath of the bashing of two volunteer lifesavers at Cronulla, a southern beachside suburb of Sydney. The 2005 Cronulla riot and retaliatory attacks are back in the spotlight with an SBS online documentary going live ahead of a TV program on the events this Thursday. Please select the editions you would like to sign up to. We need to accept that our differences are a source of richness. As the Cronulla riots erupted on 11 December, 2005, people across the country were shocked by the images of racial violence in the Sydney beachside suburb. On the morning of 11 December 2005, thousands of people descended on Cronulla after text messages calling for a "Leb and Wog bashing day" had been shared widely. "[And] what message are they giving to the broader community, to those who are on the border of being racist?". Producers: SBS Online. Cronulla Riots – The Day that Shocked the Nation. Jones alleged the show wrongly painted him as a racist, a misogynist and a liar, across reports from Cronulla Riots to COVID-19. It is a point echoed by Tim Soutphommasane, Australia's former race discrimination commissioner. 14 Jan 2015 - 10:20am. "[And] people stop my wife in the street and say nice things, like 'nice colour hijab you've got on'. 15 years after the Cronulla riots, Jad's restaurant is bringing community together. But not all Australians were surprised by what they saw. The Cronulla Riots documentary by SBS is an interactive documentary on the events that occurred in Cronulla on Sunday 11th December 2005. Leading up to these events, 270,000 text messages were sent and received to mobilise the rioters and those who retaliated. Watch the untold stories. Ask Amazon Alexa for the latest SBS News or listen to SBS Radio. These are the untold stories of the Cronulla riots. Review of Police Response, Report and Recommendations volumes 1-4Australian Communications and Media Authority Investigative Report No. SBS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia. Catch up on SBS On Demand. SBS to screen show about Cronulla riot DEEP wounds will be reopened by a documentary, Cronulla Riots - The Day That Shocked the Nation, to be shown online by SBS. Die Cronulla Riots waren gewalttätige Krawalle (englisch Riots), die im Dezember 2005 in Cronulla, einem Vorort von Sydney in Australien stattfanden. Contemporary texts can increase viewership of a story and increase audience engagement. Contemporary texts can increase viewership of a story and increase audience engagement. Cronulla Riots SBS’s website investigates the racial tensions behind the Cronulla Riots in Australia. The documentaries that SBS provided for this story has varieties of media elements with very high technology features with a lot of chapter which you could actually choose. The Strike Force Neil review of the police response to the riots summarised the morning: Nothing as ugly, or shameful. The interactive can be accessed on SBS’s website and was released in conjunction with the television screening of Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl. [Australia] tends to be reactive rather than proactive," Mr Jabbour said. It is an example of a contemporary text. A man threatens police at Cronulla Beach during the riots. "People knew there was an element of racism [in Australia], but they didn't know it was to this degree," he said. 15 years after the Cronulla riots, Jad's restaurant is bringing community together. SKY News presenter and former radio host Alan Jones and SBS have settled a defamation lawsuit with SBS over a report on The Feed earlier this year. 2005 Cronulla riots; Police observing crowds prior to confrontations. Sort by . SBS has launched its online documentary Cronulla Riots: The Day That Shocked the Nation, the 2005 news story that also featured in last night’s Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl.. Some countries went on to issue travel warnings for Australia. Fuelled by sensational media reports, the riots … Nothing as ugly, or shameful. Chairman of the Australian Arabic Council Roland Jabbour. Cronulla Riots. "Racism is well-entrenched [in Australia] … It's an underlying issue in our community and all it takes is an incident, a certain trigger to bring this to the surface.". By subscribing, you agree to SBS’s terms of service and privacy policy including receiving email updates from SBS. "Given the rise of nationalist populism and far-right extremism across many liberal democracies, there remains a need for strong vigilance towards racism.". More While Australia has not seen large-scale race riots since 2005, material from the Australian Human Rights Commission says that about one in five Australians experience racism each year. I am no longer the frightened 14-year-old worried an “Aussie” is looking to fight me, but those events did affect my outlook, feelings and sense of belonging for a long time, writes Mohamed Taha. SBS’s website investigates the racial tensions behind the Cronulla Riots in Australia. SBS interactive: Cronulla Riots - The day that shocked the nation There also used to be another Lebanese restaurant on the same spot where Jad’s restaurant now stands “It used to be a Lebanese restaurant around 15 years ago,” Jad says. A police officer tries to protect a man from being punched during the Cronulla riots. Ten years after the Cronulla riots there are still ramifications. Mr Kanawati said social media provides the space for more extreme views to reach a wider audience than ever before. Professor Soutphommasane said the onus is firmly on state and federal governments to lead the fight against racism. program; Insight ‘Culture Clash’ screened on SBS television in March 2006. "There's always going to be a question of balance - at what point do you intervene and stop such activities without infringing on freedom of speech?". It needs to start with education at the school level. But Mr Jabbour said addressing racism or racist groups online poses difficult questions. Cronulla Riots . Daily Telegraph Photographer Craig Greenhill recounts what he saw on the day of the Cronulla Riots, ten years ago in 2005. Mr Jabbour agreed there was "no quick fix" to address racism and that Australia needed a far more coherent longer-term strategy. Format: Immersive multimedia journalism ‘Cronulla Riots – The Day That Shocked the Nation’ is compelling immersive multimedia journalism which tells the untold stories of the events of December 11, 2005, the scene of a brutal riot on Cronulla Beach in Sydney’s south. Cronulla Riots: The Day That Shocked The Nation DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT AND 1 HOUR DOCUMENTARY | 2014 | PRODUCED FOR SBS. He said one of his biggest concerns in the 15 years since the riots is the language coming from state and federal parliaments. Photo: Andrew Quilty. Source: AAP. We tend to forget about these sorts of events and pretend that all is good," he said. The riots were an explosion of racial tension in the Sydney suburb of Cronulla, in which attacks occurred on Middle Eastern individuals. A man is attacked by a crowd at Cronulla Beach during the riots. 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