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About Prof Winston Mano

Winston Mano is a full Professor and a member of the University of Westminster’s top-rated Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). He is also a Course Leader for the MA in Media and Development and the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of African Media Studies. Mano is also a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Mano joined the University of Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) from the University of Zimbabwe in 2000. I studied in Zimbabwe, Norway and Britain.

Winston Mano’s responsibilities include teaching BA and MA modules on global media; transforming audiences; media and development, communication policy and development as well as supervising PhD research students. Current PhD students include those looking at international news; media development; perception of China in Africa; social media and democracy. He has examined PhDs at other universities. Mano is a member of the C4D Network (2021).

Winston Mano has authored in and edited (2021) Routledge Handbook of African Media and Communication Studies (with viola c. milton), (2020) Social Media and Elections in Africa (with Martin N. Ndlela), Vol 1 & 2:; (2019) International Media Development: Historical Perspectives and New Frontiers (with Nicholas Benequista, Susan Abbott, Paul Rothman), (2017) African Film Cultures: Contexts of Creation and Circulation (with Barbara Knorpp and Anuli Agina), available at:, (2017) Everyday Media Culture in Africa: Audiences and Users (with Wendy Willems), available at:, (2016), China’s Media and Soft Power in Africa: Promotion and Perceptions (with Xiaoling Zhang and Herman Wasserman), available at:, and (2015) Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa: Mediating Conflict in the Twenty-First Century, available at: .

Winston Mano has authored chapters in Global Media Ethics and the Digital Revolution – Routledge (2021); Peace and Conflict Reporting (2021); Decolonising Journalism (2021); BRICS Media: Reshaping the Global Communication Order (2021); Global Media and National Policies: The Return of the State (2016), Participatory Politics and Citizen Journalism in a Networked Africa A Connected Continent (2015), Radio in Africa Publics, Cultures, Communities(2012), Popular Media, Democracy and Development In Africa (2011), Zimbabwe’s New Diaspora: Displacement And The Cultural Politics of Survival(2010) and Internationalizing Media Studies(2009).

Winston Mano has also published in peer-reviewed journals such as Javnost; the Radio Journal; Interactions; Critical Arts, Global Media and Communication and Westminster Communication and Culture.

Winston Mano’s research interests include Afrokology, Decoloniality; African radio, music, media audiences, new media and democracy, China- African media relations, African democracy and development

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