Talk ASAP: Africa-Asia Pacific Dialogue on Communication Issues

The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) invites submission of abstracts for parallel sessions during the 29th AMIC Annual Conference 2023. The conference will be held on 28 to 30 September 2023 in Bandung, Indonesia. The Universitas Padjadjaran and Far Eastern University are the conference’s co-host higher educational institutions, while the University of Pretoria is the lead partner in Africa. The deadline for submission of abstracts is on 15 July 2023.

Abstracts must be submitted via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdO_M7LqnzuwpwwV63SKbiza8nQTf2WNjv5Mwahq25ZivgzXw/viewform?usp=share_link.


These are indicative themes only. 

Communication Theories and Research Paradigms

  1.  Decolonizing Asian and African Communication Theories and Paradigms
  2.  (Re)discovering Asian and African Communication Research Paradigms, Approaches, and Tools
  3. Convergence of Asian, African, and Western Communication Theories
  4. Development Communication in Asia and Africa: Latest Discoveries, New Lessons
  5.  Challenges to and Lessons Learned from Broadening Democratic Space in Asia and Africa

Communication and Journalism Education

  1. The Future of Communication and Journalism Education in Asia Pacific and Africa
  2. Offering New Communication and Journalism Subjects to Meet Communication and Journalism Education in the 21st century
  3. Creative and Innovative Teaching-Learning Philosophies & Practices
  4. New Competencies for Communication and Journalism Educators

Digitally-Enabled Pathways to Communication and Journalism Education

  1. Open Learning and Distance Education
  2. Artificial Intelligence in Education

Disinformation Studies

  1. Understanding the Architecture of Disinformation
  2. Disinformation as an Industry
  3. Disinformation and Misinformation Strategies and Tools
  4. Can Regulating Disinformation Work?
  5. Success Stories in Addressing Disinformation & Misinformation

 Media and Information Literacy

  1. Integrating MIL in Formal and Nonformal Education System
  2. Youth as Truth Defenders and MIL Champions
  3. MIL and Intercultural Dialogue
  4. MIL in Local Communities
  5. Best Practices in MIL Education

 Community Media and Public Service Media

  1. The Resilience of Community Media and Public Service Media Amid Socio-Political, Economic, and Technological Challenges
  2. The Role of Community Media: Empowering the Marginalized, Amplifying their Voices
  3. How Technologies are Reinventing Community Media and Public Service Media
  4. New “Architecture” for Public Service Media
  5. Content Generation and Creation for Today’s Public Service Media
  6. New Business Models for Community Media and Public Service Medi

 Science and Health Communication

  1. Science and Health Communication in Today’s Challenged World
  2. Post-Pandemic Health Communication
  3. Science Communication in the Curriculum
  4.  Health Information Seeking Behavior
  5. Advocating Health Education and Promotion to Policymakers

Environment Communication and Reporting

  1. Issues and Challenges in Environment Communication and Reporting
  2. New and Emerging Areas in Environment Communication and Reporting (Post COP 21)
  3. Best Practices in Environment Communication and Reporting
  4. Advocating Sustainable Policies and Programs to Policymakers 

Agriculture Communication and Reporting

  1. Agriculture Narratives: How to Make Public Impact
  2. How to Promote a Career in Agriculture Communication and Reporting
  3. New “Varieties” (Strategies) in Agriculture Communication and Reporting
  4. Missing Narratives (Stories) in Agriculture Communication and Reporting
  5. Advocating Sustainable Agricultural Policies and Programs to Policymakers

 Political Communication

  1. Political Communication and the Disinformation Order
  2. New and Emerging Philosophies in Political Communication
  3. How ICTs are Reshaping Political Communication Actors, Strategies and Tools
  4. Mobile Storytelling and Artificial Intelligence in Political Communication

 Culture and Communication

  1. Culture as a Frame in Effective Communication
  2. Intercultural Communication Policies and Practices for Peace and Sustainable Development
  3. Indigenous Communication Strategies
  4. Promoting Cultural Development through Communication
  5. Intergenerational Communication

 Journalism Issues and Practices

  1. New Frontier Technologies and Journalism Practices
  2. Data Journalism
  3. Good Governance through Investigative Journalism
  4. Specialized Journalism Reporting (e.g., Migration Reporting)
  5. Safety and Protection of Journalists and Media Workers
  6. Challenges to Mobile Journalism

Mobile Technology  

  1. Mobile Technology and Sustainable Development Goals
  2. Mobile Technology as the Digital Bridge
  3. Mobile Technology and Political Engagement and Development

 Digital Technology and Human Relations

  1. Communication Values, Behavior, and Practices of the Alpha Generation
  2. Intergenerational Communication among Asian and African Families and Communities
  3. Mobile Communication and Family Relations
  4. Gender and Relationship Development in AI-Human Relations
  5. Digital Parenting and Children’s Digital Privacy

Digital Research, Regulation, and Inter-Platform Relations

  1. Defining (Cyber) Digital Research Agenda for Asia and Africa
  2. UNESCO Proposed Guidelines for Regulating Digital Platforms
  3. Regulation, Self-Regulation, and Regulated Self-Use: In Search of an Ideal Mix in Government-Platform Relations

Integrated Marketing and Communication

  1. Artificial Intelligence and Digital Marketing
  2. Personalized Customer Relations through Conversational Marketing
  3. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Public Relations and Advertising
  4. Data Analytics in Public Relations and Advertising Strategies

Public (Government) Communication

  1. Crisis Communication and Social Media in Government
  2. Initiatives to Bridge Gaps in Communication Skills of Public Communicators
  3. Global Benchmarking for Best Practices in Public Communication



  1. Should be written in English
  2. Must have the following parts:
  • Title of Paper
  • Abstract (maximum of 350 words)
  • Keywords (at least five)


All abstract submissions must be made via this link:

Abstracts and papers sent to personal e-mail addresses of conference organizers and AMIC Officers will not be entertained.

This is a one-time submission. All submitted abstracts are considered final and no revised editions will be accepted. 

Deadline for submission

Abstracts must be submitted by 15 July 2023.

Review of abstracts

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by panels of experts.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to applicants by AMIC Secretariat by 05 August 2023. Those whose abstracts are accepted must submit the full conference papers by 31 August 2023. Only those who have submitted full conference papers are eligible to present. Early submission is strongly encouraged.

Criteria for Review

  • Relevance to the conference theme
  • Originality and innovativeness
  • Logical organization of content
  • Ability to define topics/issues to be examined or discussed
  • Potential to contribute to the advancement of communication theory, research and practice
  • Mastery of the English language
  • Quality of writing
  • Adherence to solid research design and methodology (for research-based papers)

    Ability to identify the study’s limitations (for research-based papers)


    Papers will be selected on a competitive basis and all submissions will undergo blind peer review by randomly assigned expert reviewers. 

    If abstract is approved for presentation, the full paper must be submitted by 31 August 2023.  The full paper should adhere to the following requirements:

    Language                  English
    Length                        5,000-8,000 words
    Citation                      American Psychological Association (APA) style
    Document Type      Microsoft Word or rich text format (RTF)
    Font                             Times New Roman, 12 pts

    Criteria for Review

    • Extent and appropriateness of literature review
    • Quality of writing
    • Logical organization of paper
    • In-depth and evidence-based analysis and conclusions
    • Concrete recommendations for research, policy, and action projects
    • Publication-ready


    By submitting your paper, you agree that:

    • you will register for the conference and pay the corresponding registration fee;
    • present the paper in the designated parallel session;
    • if you have co-authors who are also attending and/or presenting at the conference, they, too, must register and pay the conference fee prior to presentation. 

    Only those who have submitted full papers are eligible to present at the conference.

    Only authors present in the conference will be given certificates of presentation.

    Only abstracts with full papers presented in the conference will be included in the 2023 Book of Abstracts. For more information, please contact AMIC Secretariat at info@amic.asia.


    Activity Timeline
    Call for Abstracts 27 March – 27 May
    Submission of Abstracts Until 15 July
    Review of Abstracts 29 June – 29 July
    Notification of Acceptance 01 August – 05 August
    Submission of Final Abstracts (for inclusion in 2023 Book of Abstracts) 06 August – 15 August
    Confirmation of Attendance 31 August
    Submission of Full Paper 31 August
    Conference Dates 28-30 September


    All accepted abstracts whose full papers were presented in the conference will be included in the AMIC 2023 Book of Abstracts with International Standard Serial Number (ISSN). 


    The 2023 Book of Abstracts will only be published ONLINE and within three months after the conference. Printed copies will not be available for distribution.

    Papers presented during the conference will be considered for publication in either the Asian Journal of Communication (AJC) or Media Asia. However, they have to go through the review and approval process adopted by Taylor and Francis which publishes these journals. AMIC does not guarantee publication.