‘Fear and race on the streets of Melbourne’

Four Corners on ABC TV

‘Crime and Panic, reported by Sophie McNeill and presented by Sarah Ferguson, goes to air on Monday 5th November at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday 6th November at 1.00pm and Wednesday 7th at 11.20pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners ‘

‘For more than two years, the media has been reporting that Melbourne is in the grip of a crimewave, overrun by African street gangs responsible for a wave of violence and theft’


In contrast, Blacktown, where ANU PhD candidate Atem AtemĀ  is doing his fieldwork on the Sudanese community, has a different reputation, one of social cohesion.


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