AMIC Holds 29th Annual Conference in Bandung

ALMOST 300 communication educators and administrators, communication and media professionals, students, and policy-makers attended the 29th Annual Conference of the  Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) in Bandung, Indonesia last 28 to 30 September.

JICA’s Dr. Yoichi Mine Introduces Afrasia Framework

“The dialogue between Asians and Africans will shape the outlook of the future world.”

This was emphasized by Dr. Yoichi Mine, executive director of the JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development as he addressed delegates to the 29th Annual Conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) in Bandung, Indonesia last 28 to 30 September.

Indonesia’s Vice Minister of Communications and Informatics Calls on Academia, Governments to Collaborate

In light of fast-paced developments in communication, technology, and education, the academia must collaborate with governments and communities for stronger research mindsets and digital literacy skills.

AMIC 2023 General Assembly: A First in Two Years

AMIC’s first in-person general assembly in two years was held on 29 September 2023, Day 02 of the three-day annual conference in Bandung, Indonesia.  The 2021 assembly was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic while the 2022 event was done online. The 2023 general assembly was attended by AMIC regular members, country representatives, AMIC board members, and the Secretariat.

AMIC Reaches Out to Other Asian Regions

One of the goals of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, Inc. (AMIC) for 2024 is to be Truly Asian. This means reaching out to all parts of Asia.

UNPAD to Launch Asian-African Studies Programme in 2024

At the 29th AMIC Annual Conference, the Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD) bared its plan to launch an Asian-African Studies Programme as one of the concrete outputs of the conference.

Introducing University of Pretoria’s Centre for Asian Studies in Africa

(Excerpts from online message of Prof. Alf Gunwald Nilsen, Director of CASA, University of Pretoria)

Our Centre aims to be a premier hub for knowledge production about Asia and Afro-Asian connections in South Africa and on the African continent. 

AMIC 29th Annual Conference Declaration

Embracing Digital Technology and Knowledge Brokering & Sharing

Participants emphasized the importance of tacit knowledge brokering and sharing, particularly the exchange of best practices, to address common communication media issues.

Media Asia Experiences More Submissions, Early Issue Releases, and Increased Citations in 2023

By Danilo Araña Arao
Editor, Media Asia

Media Asia celebrated its golden year in 2023 with more manuscript submissions, early issue publications and higher citations.

From January 1 to December 18, 2023, new manuscript submissions increased by 64.55% compared to the same period in 2022. 

SG Tuazon Keynotes 7th National Media Conclave

AMIC Secretary-General Ramon R. Tuazon gave the keynote address in the 7th National Media Conclave organized by the Institute of Media Studies of Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in India. Another keynote speaker was Dr. Chandrabhanu Pattayanak, AMIC representative to India.

UNESCO Releases Global Guidelines for the Governance of Digital Platforms

The UNESCO has released the Guidelines for the Governance of Digital Platforms.

The Guidelines are the result of an extensive and collaborative effort that started in September 2022. It brought together a wide array of stakeholders through three global consultations, including one held during the Internet for Trust conference organized by UNESCO last February 2023.

Media Asia Editor Conducts Election Coverage Training for Bhutanese Journalists

By AMIC Secretariat

The Editor of Media Asia conducted a three-day training on election coverage for Bhutanese journalists.

Danilo Araña Arao, an associate professor of journalism at UP Diliman and a convenor of election watchdog Kontra Daya (Against Fraud), held it from November 13 to 15, in time for the 4th National Assembly elections scheduled on November 30.