Dr Winston Mano

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I am Director of the Africa Media Centre at the University of Westminster as well as Reader and Course Leader of the MA in Media and Development. I am also the Principal Editor of the Journal of African Media Studies published by Intellect Ltd. I 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 media audiences, communication policy and development as well as supervising PhD students. Current PhD students include those looking at Newspapers and Oppositional Politics in Zimbabwe, Popular Film and History in Nigeria, Media and Corruption in Nigeria, Media and Democracy in Botswana and New ICTs and Health Communication in Nigeria. He has examined PhDs at other universities. Mano is a member of the C4D Network.

I edited Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa(2015) and jointly edited China's Media and Soft Power in Africa: Promotion and Perceptions (2016). I have published chapters in books that include 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). I have also published in journals that include Media, Culture & Society, The Radio Journal, Southern Review, Critical Arts, Communicare and Global Media and Communication.

My research interests include African radio, music, media audiences, new media and democracy, China- African media relations, African democracy and development. After I joined CAMRI I helped establish the CAMRI Africa Media Series of conferences on 'Reporting Zimbabwe: Before and After 2000' (2005), 'Media and Social change in Africa' (2006), 'Media and Democracy in Africa' (2007) and the 'Media and Development in Africa' (2008); 'African-Arab Media Audiences' 2009, 'Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa' (2010), "Youth, Children and the Media in Africa" (2011), "ICTs and Social Change in Africa" (2012), "Public Service Broadcasting in Africa" (2013), African Film and Politics (2013) and The Media and Elections in Africa (2014). I have previously researched for the World Association of Newspaper (WAN) (2010).

In March 2013, I worked on a public service broadcasting project supported by UNESCO and sponsored by £5000 from BBC Media Action. I am currently part of a successful Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCFK) research bid (EUR50,000) as joint researcher with Professors Herman Wasserman (Rhodes University, South Africa) and Xiaoling Zhang (Nottingham University) on the project examining China's Soft Power in Africa. I also collaborating with colleagues at The Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Norway on China-Africa media relations (2013-2015). In 2013, I was awarded (together with Dr Lynete Mukhongo from Moi University, Kenya) £10,000 under The British Academy's International Partnership and Mobility Scheme (2013-2014).

I was part of a drafting committee at the Continental Conference on Media Legislative Reforms and Transforming State Broadcasters into Public Broadcasters in Africa held in Midrand, South Africa from 2-3 December, 2013, hosted by the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), the Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP), the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA), Article 19 and the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA).

2012

Why radio is Africa's medium of choice in the global age (2012)
Mano, W. 2012. Why radio is Africa's medium of choice in the global age. in: Ligaga, D., Moyo, D. and Gunner, L. (ed.) Radio in Africa: cultures, publics and communities Johannesburg Wits University Press. pp. 102-117

2011

Popular music as journalism in Africa: issues and contexts (2011)
Mano, W. 2011. Popular music as journalism in Africa: issues and contexts. in: Wasserman, H. (ed.) Popular media, democracy and development in Africa Abingdon Routledge. pp. 91-104

2010

Debating Zimbabweanness in diasporic Internet forums: technologies of freedom? (2010)
Mano, W. 2010. Debating Zimbabweanness in diasporic Internet forums: technologies of freedom? in: McGregor, J. and Primorac, R. (ed.) Zimbabwe's new diaspora: displacement and the cultural politics of survival Oxford Berghahn Books.
Communication: an African perspective (2010)
Mano, W. 2010. Communication: an African perspective. in: Allan, S. (ed.) Rethinking communication: keywords in communication research Cresskill, N.J. Hampton Press.

2009

Three decades of public television and political power in Zimbabwe: 1980-2009 (2009)
Mano, W. 2009. Three decades of public television and political power in Zimbabwe: 1980-2009. in: Orgeret, K.S. and Rønning, H. (ed.) The power of communication: changes and challenges in African media Oslo Oslo Academic Press.
Re-conceptualizing media studies in Africa (2009)
Mano, W. 2009. Re-conceptualizing media studies in Africa. in: Thussu, D.K. (ed.) Internationalizing media studies Abingdon Routledge. pp. 277-293

2006

African public service radio versus national langauges: mixed responeses to Radio Zimbabwe's bilingual service (2006)
Mano, W. 2006. African public service radio versus national langauges: mixed responeses to Radio Zimbabwe's bilingual service. in: Salawu, A. (ed.) Indigenous language media in Africa Nigeria CBAAC.

2010

Between vigilante and citizen journalism: ZimDaily's FairDeal campaing and the Zimbabwe crisis (2010)
Mano, W. 2010. Between vigilante and citizen journalism: ZimDaily's FairDeal campaing and the Zimbabwe crisis. Communicare: Journal for the Communication Sciences in Southern Africa. 29 57-70 0259-0069
Mob journalism in Web 2.0 forums: ZimDaily’s FairDeal campaign and the Zimbabwe crisis (2010)
Mano, W. 2010. Mob journalism in Web 2.0 forums: ZimDaily’s FairDeal campaign and the Zimbabwe crisis. Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research. 0250-0167

2009

'Thank God it is Friday': responses to music scheduling on Radio Zimbabwe (2009)
Mano, W. 2009. 'Thank God it is Friday': responses to music scheduling on Radio Zimbabwe. Muziki: journal of music research in Africa. 6 (2) 192-220 1812-5980

2007

Popular music as journalism in Zimbabwe (2007)
Mano, W. 2007. Popular music as journalism in Zimbabwe. Journalism Studies. 8 (1) 61-78 1461-670X
Exploring the impact of adult talk radio in Zimbabwe (2007)
Mano, W. 2007. Exploring the impact of adult talk radio in Zimbabwe. Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture. 39 (3) 70-92 0038-4526
Contextualising journalism education and training in Southern Africa (2007)
Banda, F., Beukes-Amiss, C.M., Bosch, T., Mano, W., McLean, P. and Steenveld, L. 2007. Contextualising journalism education and training in Southern Africa. Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies. 28 (1-2) 156-175 1942-0773

2005

Press freedom, professionalism and proprietorship: behind the Zimbabwean media divide (2005)
Mano, W. 2005. Press freedom, professionalism and proprietorship: behind the Zimbabwean media divide. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. Special issue 56-70 1744-6708
Editorial (2005)
Mano, W. 2005. Editorial. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. Special issue 1-7 1744-6708
Scheduling for rural and urban listeners on bilingual Radio Zimbabwe (2005)
Mano, W. 2005. Scheduling for rural and urban listeners on bilingual Radio Zimbabwe. Radio Journal. 3 (2) 1476-4504
Exploring the African view of the global (2005)
Mano, W. 2005. Exploring the African view of the global. Global Media and Communication. 1 (1) 50-55 1742-7665
Exploring the African view of the global (2005)
Mano, W. 2005. Exploring the African view of the global. Global Media and Communication. 1 (1) 50-55 1742-7665

2004

Renegotiating tradition on Radio Zimbabwe (2004)
Mano, W. 2004. Renegotiating tradition on Radio Zimbabwe. Media, Culture & Society. 26 (3) 315-336 0163-4437

2004

The impact of Radio Zimbabwe adult talk on a national audience (2004)
Mano, W., Menduni, E. and Fiaschi, M. 2004. The impact of Radio Zimbabwe adult talk on a national audience. Santa Chiara Graduate College. University of Siena, Italy 26 Jul - 01 Aug 2004 UNKNOWN.

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