Africa Media Centre

Africa Media Centre

The University of Westminster’s Africa Media Centre was conceived in January 2009 to promote and disseminate research on communication, film, television, radio, internet, journalism, fixed/mobile phones, journalism and social change in Africa.

Officially launched by Sally Feldman, the Dean of the Faculty of Media Arts and Design, on 29 November 2009, the Africa Media Centre brings together many media and film initiatives on Africa that had previously been established in and outside the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design (MAD).

Read information and articles about African Film Conferences 2009 to 2012.

African Film and Politics Conference 2013 information

The African Media Centre builds on work done by members of the University of Westminster’s top-rated Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), a leading global centre for research on communication media and social change and the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), also a leading centre for research in visual media, arts, design and music.

The University of Westminster also has an Africa Interest Group (AIG) which has promoted education links with African institutions. MAD members of the AIG include Peter Goodwin, the current MAD Faculty Research Director, Jane Thorburn (CREAM), Maria Way (CAMRI) and Winston Mano (CAMRI).

The Africa Media Centre’s main objective is to promote top quality research, host conferences, workshops, seminars, guest lectures and collaborative research projects. It will encourage networking of media scholars, practitioners, policy-makers and students of African film, media and communication.


Jane Thorburn
CREAM Research Staff
Course Leader in BA Television

Dr. Winston Mano


Keith Shiri
Visiting Fellow in the Africa Media Centre
Founder Director of Africa at the Pictures/The London African Film Festival.

Faculty of Media, Arts and Design
University of Westminster
Harrow Campus
Watford Road
Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3TP, UK

T: +44 (0)20 7911 5000

Research areas

Research areas

The Communication and Media Research Institute is a world-leading centre for media and communications research.

Doctoral programme

Doctoral programme

CAMRI is a thriving community of researchers, with doctoral students from around the world researching in media, communications and cultural studies.