Dr Tendai Chari is a senior lecturer and a National Research Foundation (NRF) C3-rated researcher at the University of Venda, South Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in media studies from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Previously he lectured at several universities in Africa, including the University of Zimbabwe (where he was head of the media programme in the English Department) the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU), National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Fort Hare University (South Africa). Dr Chari has widely published in the field of media and communication studies and his research focuses on political communication with a broadened horizon on the interface between digital media and politics, media and conflict, media ethics and popular culture. His other publications have appeared in the Journal of African Media Studies, African Identities, Communicatio: South African Journal on Media and Communications, African Journalism Studies and Journal of African Elections.
Contact: University of Venda, Number 1 University Street, Thohoyandou, South Africa.