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/Dr Oswelled Ureke
Dr Oswelled Ureke



  • Master of Sciences Media and Society Studies
  • Bachelor of Sciences Media and Society Studies Honours
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education

Research interests:

  • Film,
  • journalism,
  • new media

Community service

  • Patron of the Media Society club
  • Member of departmental rural educational trips coordinating team
  • Faculty of Social Science representative on the International Relations Committee
  • Resident mentor for students practicing mobile phone media production in collaboration with Her Zimbabwe (2015)
  • Departmental representative in the Social Science Faculty research and Ethics committee
  • Participated in the formulation of MSU Community Engagement policy
  • Member of MSU team consulted by Ministry of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services on the state of the media industry (2015)


  • Ureke, O. (2016), ‘State interference, para-politics and editorial control: The political economy of ‘Mirrorgate in Zimbabwe’ Journal of African Media Studies, 8:1, pp17-34.
  • Ureke, O. (in press) ‘Book Review: Katrina Daly Thompson (2013) Zimbabwe’s Cinematic Arts: Language, Power, Identity’ Journal of African Cinemas
  • Mhiripiri, N.A and Ureke, O. (2016), ‘Mobile Journalism, Cellphilms and the Use of the StoryMaker Multimedia Software at a Zimbabwean Media Training University’ in L. Briz-Ponce (Ed.), Handbook of Research on
    Mobile Devices and Applications in Higher Education
    (in press)

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