Asian Communication Handbook 2008
Edited by: Indrajit Banerjee Stephen Logan
ISBN 978-981-4136-10-5

Asian Communication Handbook
– ISBN-13: 978-9814136181
– Editor: Sundeep Muppidi
 
– The Asian Communication Handbook, the flagship publication of AMIC, is considered a mandatory read in the development communications in the Asia-Pacific region. It has two approaches in the discussion of communication: The first section entitled, Theoretical Perspectives, tackles issues pertaining to the need to integrate new paradigms in media delivery and audience behaviour through the integration of community oriented, culture intensive and context specific research criteria. The second section on Mediascapes profiles 26 countries from the Asia-Pacific region containing information on the current media and communication scene.
Media’s Challenge Asian Tsunami and Beyond
Edited by Kalinga Seneviratne
ISBN 978-981-4136-10-5
Asian Women in the Information Age
edited by Ila Joshi
ISBN 9971-905-72-3
 
Balancing Civil Rights and National Security: Impact of Anti-Terror Laws on Media and Civil Liberties in Europe and Asia Edited by Kalinga Seneviratne &Yeo Lay Hwee 
ISBN-13: 978-9810709099 
 
Following the adoption of anti-terror laws in the aftermath of 9/11, it seems that these laws have resulted in censorship and self-censorhip to the detriment of society s right to be informed. The first report of the book examines critically how governments in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and Denmark are grappling with the dilemma in treading a delicate balance between civil liberties and national security. The second report examines how five Asian countries, namely Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Sri Lanka, which have suffered from terrorist attacks in the past decade, are adopting a free rein attitude in enforcing terrorism laws. The two reports reflect that there are commonalities in the way governments and law enforcement authorities have been using the anti-terror laws to stifle free reporting.
 
Changing Media, Changing Societies: Media and the Millennium Development Goals (2009) 
Edited by Indrajit Banerjee and Sundeep R. Muppidi 
ISBN -13: 978-9814136136 
 
In the midst of amazing discoveries, inventions and scientific advancements that we have achieved today, it is ironic that more people lack the basic needs of food, water and shelter than any other time in mankind’s history. Half a billion of the world’s adults are illiterate. Of all these, two-thirds are women. In some countries, more food and clean water is wasted on feeding and fattening livestock while people in the other parts of the world lack even basic access to one meal and a glass of clean drinking water a day. After so many years if civilization and with so many advances in technology and living standards, yet we have been unable to resolve these inequalities. The United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals aim to resolve these inequalities by ending hunger, eradicating extreme poverty, providing universal education and facilitating gender equity, among other goals, one of the key stakeholders in this process is the media. In our globalized world, the media is more than just a watchdog. In every society, the media play important roles including creating, awareness, disseminating the relevant messages, providing channels of communication and ensuring transparency in this global effort of the UN to achieve its millennium development goals. Changing Media, Changing Societies: Media and the Millennium Development Goals, explores the media’s role in the UN’s effort. Selected papers from a conference of the same name have been organized and presented in this book under the sections of thematic issues, case studies of the media in various Asian countries and media representations of the various issues.
 

Children in the News
Edited by Anura Goonasekera
ISBN 9971-905-89-2

Cities, Chaos and Creativity
by Kalinga Seneviratne and Sivananthi Thanenthiran
ISBN 983-40995-1-7

Communication Education in ASEAN
Edited by Ang Peng Hwa and Sankaran Ramanathan with assistance from Ahmad Redzuan Abd. Rahman and Violet B. Valdez ISBN 9971-905-79-5

Cyber Communities in Rural Asia
Edited by Kavita Karan
ISBN-13: 978-981-210-324-6
ISBN-10: 981-210-324-4

Development Communication in Directed Social Change
Edited by Srinivas R. Melkote
ISBN 13: 978-981-4136-15-0

The Fourteenth Paw
A Memoir by Everett M. Rogers
ISBN 978-981-4136-11-2

Free Markets, Free Media? Reflections on the political economy of the press in Asia (2008) 
Edited by Cherian George
ISBN-13: 978-9814136099

Press systems across Asia have undergone dramatic change in recent decades. The grips of authoritarian governments have been prised open by democratic forces in the Philippines, South Korea and Indonesia. Other regimes, such as China and Vietnam, retain tight political control but have allowed the growth of aggressively market-driven sectors that have transformed the media landscape. This faith in markets forces, though nowhere unconditional, has been strong enough to have tilted decisively the discourse on and practice of press freedom. However, there are also large costs and benefits that fail to be incorporated in the decision-making of producers and consumers operating within markets. From diverse vantage points, the writers in Free Markets, Free Media? pause to reflect critically on the impact of market forces upon efforts to build and consolidate more democratic media in Asia. Issues addressed include the argument for public funding to support media diversity, the need for grassroots media to better reflect non-elite priorities and concerns, developments in newsroom practices, biases in profit-oriented news media, and challenges to investigative journalism.

Freedom of Information an Asian Survey
Edited by Venkat Iyer
ISBN 9971-905-90-6

Growing Up with TV
by Anura Goonasekera
Huang Chang Zhu
Lalita Eashwer
B. Guntarto
Shanti Balraj-Ambigapathy
Josefina O. Dhungana
Lin Ai-leen
Chung A.
VuThi Minh Hanh
ISBN 9971-905-75-2

ICT4D: Learnings, Best Practices and Roadmaps from the Pan Asia ICT R&D Grants Programme (2009) 
Madanmohan Rao and Nanditha Raman
ISBN-13: 978-9810847746

This unique book presents extensive analysis and discussion from the Pan-Asia ICT R&D Grants Programme covering 56 projects in 18 countries across Asia-Pacific. In addition to inputs from the ICT4D project heads, the book features insights from 6 ICT experts who personally visited these projects for assessments, as well as the key take-aways from a 3-day Learning Forum bringing all project heads and assessment experts together with donors and sponsors of this ambitious ICT4D initiative. What have been the key contributions of ICTs to development projects in healthcare, education, gender equity, agriculture, environment, disaster management and policy research? How can such ICT4D projects reach sustainability, replicability and scalability? What are the challenges involved in capacity building and execution for such social entrepreneurship projects? And what new horizons open up for these regional initiatives in the future? These are the key questions addressed in this publication. The book also provides valuable insights into the passion, motivation and experience shared readily by the ICT4D practitioners across the region. And on a lighter note, it also captures some of the amusing and humorous anecdotes along the way which make ICT4D such a human adventure at the end of the day! The book also has a companion CD and Web site with a wealth of information for ICT4D practitioners, donors and researchers, including video interviews, assessment surveys, and worksheets.

Information Highways in ASEAN
Edited by Anura Goonasekera and Ang Peng Hwa
ISBN 9971-905-77-9

The Internet and Governance in Asia
Edited by Indrajit Banerjee with a foreword by Nitin Desai
ISBN 981-4136-02-6

Internet in Asia
Edited by Sankaran Ramanathan and Jorg Becker
ISBN 9971-905-87-6

Kids On-Line
Edited by Kavitha Shetty
ISBN 9971-905-92-2

Maintaining the Ethusiasm: Economic Viability of Community Radio in the Philippines (2011)
Kalinga Seneviratne

The Philippines has one of the world’s largest commercial radio networks, a good network of government-funded radio and radio stations that are run by the Catholic church adding to over 500 radio stations across the country. In the early 1990s, community radio was introduced to the Philippines in the form of Tambuli project funded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). Though radio is the most accessible media for the poor and marginalised communities, the radio licensing system in the Philippines has ensured that most stations are owned by rich families who are political king-pins themselves, according to the Louie Tabing, the founder of Tambuli community radio. When the Tambuli project started in 1991, an effort to make the radio stations independent of both government and commercial interests, the stations were designed as such that they would be governed by a Community Media Council a multi-sector body representing various stakeholders of the community they serve. The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) undertook this research project to assess the economic viability of the Tambuli model, after 15 years since it was originally introduced to the Philippines. A number of radio stations on the islands of Luzon and Mindanao were visited; many of the broadcasters, station managers and mayors were also interviewed. There were also extensive consultations with the Tambuli founder Louie Tabing. Titled Maintaining the Enthusiasm: Economic Viability of Community Radio in the Philippines , this book documents the opinions and the perspectives of many stakeholders in the community radio sector. It reflects both the success stories and barriers facing the community radio in the Philippines. This book reflects the observations of the researcher in and after the initial enthusiasm the volunteer-driven model of community radio face many obstacles if no sustainable financial resources are made available to the project. It also discusses this issue and recommends methods to help community radio becomes economically sustainable. The findings of this study may be useful for not only the Philippines but many countries in Asia that are embarking on the community radio path.

Manpower & Training Needs of Content Providers in Singapore
by Sharen Liu Sharon de Castro Lee Shu Hui Yeo Ai Hoon
ISBN 9971-905-95-7