REGISTER NOW: Launch of Massive Open Online Course on Freedom of Expression, Artificial Intelligence and Elections.

UNESCO is delighted to extend an invitation to you for the upcoming Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Freedom of Expression, Artificial Intelligence and Elections, organized by UNESCO in collaboration with UNDP and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas from 02 – 30 April 2024.

This new free global course is designed for electoral practitioners, key stakeholders in the electoral process, media representatives, and journalists and provides essential insights into the intersection of elections and AI.

For the first time, our MOOC will be available in five languages: Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. There are no prerequisites for enrollment, and participants are encouraged to share this opportunity widely within their networks.

Click here to register (…/freedom-of-expression…/)

Divided into four modules, the MOOC explores how these technologies affect the information ecosystem in elections and provides ideas for responding to these challenges.

This course gives the opportunity to analyze the impact of AI on elections, understand some of the existing regulations and standards, develop strategies to combat AI misuse, learn employ relevant tools and resources on the topic, collaborate with other stakeholders and learn how to promote informed citizens’ choices and inclusive elections. Upon successful completion of all modules and quizzes, participants will receive a certificate of achievement.

We eagerly anticipate your participation in this experience, contributing to the advancement of transparent electoral processes worldwide.

For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
UNESCO: Virginia Antonelli;

December 2023 AMIC Newsletter

29th AMIC Annual Conference: Terima Kasih!

The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre Inc. (AMIC) extends its appreciation to our speakers, presenters, participants, and guests who ensured the resounding success of the 29th AMIC Annual Conference held in Bandung, Indonesia from 28 to 30 September 2023. The conference recorded almost 300 participants including 237 parallel paper presenters. 

AMIC 2023 Bandung Conference Declaration

AMIC’s 29th Annual Conference with the theme, “Talk ASAP: The Africa-Asia Pacific Dialogue on Communication Issues”, Bandung, Indonesia, 28-30 September 2023). Organized by Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, Inc. (AMIC).

Recording of AMIC Dialogue on Commonalities, Diversities, and Complexities of Asian and Western Communication Theories, 26 January 2023 via Zoom

Ronny Adhikarya is 2022 AMIC Asia Communication Laureate

THE Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) announces the selection of Dr. Ronny Adhikarya as recipient of the 2022 AMIC Asia Communication Award for Transformative Leadership.

The award is given to individuals who have made “significant contributions to Asian communication,” said Dr. Crispin C. Maslog, chairperson of the AMIC Board of Directors and of the board of judges for the selection.

Previous Events



Call for Papers 

What is AMIC?

The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) is an international, non-profit, non-government organization that serves as a regional research hub for media and communication issues. Based in Manila, Philippines, it was established in 1971 to encourage ethical and social responsibility of the media to support democratic access and participation in media development and production. AMIC also works to provide opportunities for empowerment of disadvantaged sectors in the communication/media environments in developing countries in Asia.

List of Institutional Members

University of Pennsylvania
De la Salle University Dasmarinas (DLSD) - Communication and Journalism Department
University of Santo Tomas (UST) - Department of Communication
University of the Philippines @ LOS BANOS - College of Development Communication (UPLB-CDC)
Holy Angel University (HAU) - Department of Communication
Gruppo Agatep, Inc.
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU)


Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) - College of Communication
Far Eastern University (FEU) - Department of Communication
Manipal University, Dubai
Philippine Women’s University (PWU) - College of Arts and Sciences
Centro Escolar University (CEU)
Bicol State University - College of Arts and Letters
Mudhra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad (MICA)
University of Macau

AMIC Journals

Asian Journal of Communication
Print ISSN: 0129-2986 Online ISSN: 1742-0911

Launched in 1990, Asian Journal of Communication (AJC) is a refereed international publication that provides a venue for high-quality communication scholarship with an Asian focus and perspectives from the region. We aim to highlight research on the systems and processes of communication in the Asia-Pacific region and among Asian communities around the world to a wide international audience. It publishes articles that report empirical studies, develop communication theory, and enhance research methodology.

AJC is accepted by and listed in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) published by Clarivate Analytics. The journal is housed editorially at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, jointly with the AMIC

Media Asia
Print ISSN:
 Online ISSN: 2377-6277

Published since 1974, Media Asia is a scholarly journal that shares research-based findings and critical insights addressing contemporary media issues and communication challenges in Asia. The journal welcomes articles in either the social scientific or humanistic tradition and in any disciplinary orientation. Research articles are double-blind reviewed. In addition to publishing completed research, Media Asia also includes essays and opinion pieces for academics and practitioners to share ideas and help shape the agenda for communication scholarship, practice and policy.

Media Asia is a journal of the  Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC). It is housed editorially at Hong Kong Baptist University’s Centre for Media and Communication Research.