22nd AMIC Annual Conference

From July 04, 2013 08:00 until July 07, 2013 08:00 Save to calendar

At Yogyakarta, Indonesia Jl. Suryotomo No. 31, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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The theme of this year’s annual AMIC conference seeks to highlight the role of communication and the media in bringing about a ‘New Asia’, that is, an Asia that is slowly transforming into a ‘soft power’ as Europe and North America seem to continue their decline.

A recent study by the Asian Development Bank noted that, “Asia is in the midst of a truly historic transformation. It holds the promise of making some 3 billion additional Asians, hitherto commonly associated with poverty and deprivation, affluent by today’s standards,”

With this economic growth comes ‘soft power’, seen in the growing global influence of Asian culture, symbolized by, for example, the rising Bollywood and Hong Kong genre in films, Japanese anime and Korean pop music. It is also seen in the Asian presence in various communication channels. Most Asian nations have their own radio and television networks and have reduced their reliance on Western-oriented international news agencies for their world news content. And their social and mobile media presence is overwhelming. To illustrate, the Internet Worldstats.com reports that Chinese is the second most used language on the Internet (after English). Japanese rated fourth, and Korean was tenth.

Conference streams:

new media, old media ethics gender and communication
media and revolution media and a free press
new media literacies broadcasting, past and present
ethnicity, race and religion in communication print communication, past and present
communication and youth media history and evolution
leadership and the media freedom of expression in transition societies
new paradigms in development communication socio-political development and the media
cross-cultural networking media empowerment
health, policy and communication communication and social change

2013-07-04 08:00:00
2013-07-07 08:00:00


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