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 Westminster School 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 Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design (MAD).

Call for Papers: African Film and Social Change 2015 conference

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

The Africa Media Centre is based in the University of Westminster’s Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), a leading global centre for research in visual media, arts, design and music, and the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), a leading global centre for research on communication media and social change.

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 Academic Staff
Course Leader in BA Television
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Dr Winston Mano
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Keith Shiri
Visiting Fellow in the Africa Media Centre
Founder Director of Africa at the Pictures/The London African Film Festival.
E: [email protected]

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

T: +44 (0)20 7911 5000

Research Themes


Details of the Africa Media Centre's research projects.

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Upcoming and past events organised by the Africa Media Centre.

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