Latest AMIC Publications

Latest AMIC Publications

Latest AMIC Publications

AMIC@50: Turning Gold
A History of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) 

Finally, we have a history of Asia’s oldest association of media communication educators, scholars, and practitioners. AMIC was founded in Singapore in 1971.

The book narrates the founding of AMIC by the first secretary-general Lakshman Rao and the contribution of succeeding SGs—P.R. Sinha, Vijay Menon. Jose Ma. G. Carlos, Indrajit Banerjee, Sundeep R. Muppidi, Chi Chi F. Robles, Martin Hadlow, and Ramon R. Tuazon. American scholar John Lent contributed an epilogue. Forewords were written by Eddie C.Y. Kuo, Ang Peng Hwa, and Arun Mahizhnan.

It is edited by Crispin C. Maslog, current AMIC chair of the board, who is one of two surviving members of the travelling seminar. The book is informative and loaded with historical facts, but is easy to read and illustrated with pictures.

This 2021 edition of COMMUNICATION THEORY THE ASIAN PERSPECTIVE published by AMIC is now available. The book’s editor, Dr. Wimal Dissanayake, asks and answers key questions: 1) Why is it important to direct our attention to Asian approaches to communication research and theory? 2) In what ways does research into Asian communication theories offer challenges to the ruling intellectual cartography of communication studies? 3) What progress have we made so far in Asian communication research and theory and what is its significance and impact? 4) What are some of the obstacles and challenges we still are likely to encounter? and 5) In what ways can we productively overcome these challenges?

2021 AMIC Annual Conference Book of Abstracts is now available at It contains 124 abstracts of 167 papers presented during the conference with the theme, Science Communication: Managing the Now and the Future.

The book will be useful for communication educators, researchers and students as reference for ongoing research or as leads to future research studies.

Terima Kasih!

Terima Kasih!

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. Our plenary and parallel speakers came from 22 countries and territories. The conference adopted the 29th AMIC Annual Conference Resolution which commits to further strengthen networking and partnership among communication professionals in Asia Pacific and Africa.

AMIC recognizes the valuable support of our co-hosts, Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD) and Far Eastern University (FEU), Manila. We also acknowledge the support of the government of West Java.

For the coming days, AMIC has lined up various projects and activities for our members and friends. We are confident that you will sustain your interest and commitment to your AMIC. If you have suggestions on how to strengthen your organization, please email us at

AMIC Secretariat

Registration Guidelines

Registration Guidelines

Registration Guidelines

29th AMIC Annual Conference
28 to 30 September 2023
Bandung, Indonesia

Who may join the conference? 

  • Undergraduate students of Communication, Media Studies, Social Sciences, or related disciplines;
  • Graduate School students of Communication, Media Studies, Social Sciences, or related disciplines;
  • Communication and media educators;
  • Communication and media researchers;
  • Media practitioners;
  • Communication practitioners (public relations, advertising, marketing, and related disciplines)
  • Communication and journalism educators, scholars, and practitioners who are interested to ATTEND only but have no intention of presenting a paper

How can interested participants register?

Step 1: Sign up via the official registration form:

Step 2: Pay the registration fee

Step 3: Send proof of payment to

Step 4: Await confirmation email

How much is the registration fee?

Special Promo Bundle (with one-year regular membership and registration fee)


Non-AMIC members
Those who have not yet renewed their membership with AMIC or have not signed up as AMIC members as of the date of registration


Graduate and Post-Graduate Students
Those who are pursuing post-Baccalaureate and Doctorate courses


Active AMIC members
Those who have paid their 2023 annual membership fees as of the date of registration


Undergraduate Students (without meals)
Those who are currently pursuing College or University degrees; limited slots only


What is covered by the registration fee?

  • Lunch, morning, and afternoon snacks from Days 1 to 3 of the conference (except for those availing themselves of the Undergraduate Student’s rate)
  • Access to all plenary and parallel sessions in Bandung, Indonesia

How will participants pay the registration fee?

Payment of registration fees may be made via bank transfer through AMIC’s official accounts:

For Philippine Peso Account

Account Name:       Asian Media Information and Communication Centre Inc.
Bank Name:              Bank of the Philippine Islands
Bank Address           Mayflower Annex Bldg., 88 United St., Greenfield District
                                         City of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Account No:               000-183-374-869

For US Dollar Account

Account Name:         Asian Media Information and Communication Centre Inc.
Bank Name:               Bank of the Philippine Islands
Bank Address            Mayflower Annex Bldg., 88 United St., Greenfield District
                                          City of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Account No:                000-184-030-594
SWIFT Code                BOPIPHMM

Can participants register and pay at the conference venue?

Registration before the conference is encouraged. Walk-in participants are discouraged as priority seating will be given to those who have registered and paid in advance.

Where can interested participants email for inquiries on the conference?

Interested participants may email for any concerns or queries about the conference.

Reasons Why

Reasons Why

Reasons Why You MUST ATTEND
the 2023 AMIC Annual Conference


Theme: TALK ASAP: Africa-Asia Pacific Dialogue on Communication Issues

Acting Deputy SG

Acting Deputy SG

AMIC Acting Deputy Secretary-General Named

The Board of Management of AMIC has appointed Maria Sophia B. Varlez as acting Deputy Secretary-General effective February this year.

As ADSG, Varlez will assist Secretary-General Ramon R. Tuazon in coordinating the annual institutional and individual membership drives, preparing the annual, medium, and long-term plans and programs, coordinating with Taylor and Francis on the list of publication subscribers, and planning and managing the AMIC annual conference. She will also help in resource generation, partnership-building, and program management.

Before joining AMIC, Varlez was Director of the Professional Development Program of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC), and worked with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation for over 21 years, assuming various positions under the Corporate Affairs Group. She is currently a freelance communication consultant handling copyediting, teaching, and related activities. (END)