Harry Dugmore

Professor Harry Dugmore is currently the Director of the Discovery Centre for Health Journalism at Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS). He was the MTN Chair of Media and Mobile Communication, also at Rhodes JMS from 2009 to 2011. As MTN Chair, he has managed the Iindaba Ziyafika ('the news is coming') participatory civic mobile journalism project, sponsored by the Knight Foundation. Harry is deputy Chair of the Board of David Rabkin Project for Experiential Journalism and Training, which runs, among other projects, Grocott's Mail, South Africa's oldest independent newspaper.At the JMS, Harry is the coordinator of the Honours programme.

His research interests include the media and health behaviour change, the media and mental health, and the intersection between mobile and digital technology and media density and diversity in Africa, as well as the intersection between social media, journalism and democracy in Africa.

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