Partners and Networks

The AMIC Consortium

Organizational Partners

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    Currently, AMIC is one the 389 international NGOs, and 31 foundations and similar institutions. enjoying official partnerships with UNESCO.

    Since its founding, UNESCO has sought to collaborate with NGOs, which are fundamental civil society partners for the implementation of the Organization’s activities and programmes. Over the years, UNESCO has built up a valuable network of cooperation with NGOs having an expertise in its fields of competence, i.e. education, science, social and human sciences, culture, communication, and information.

  • Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University

Conference Partners

  • American University in Dubai (AUD)
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)
  • Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA)
  • Communication and Multi Media Campaigns
  • Communication University of China
  • Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad
  • Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, UniversitiTeknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC-CRDI)
  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
  • Malaysia Convention &Exibition Bureau (MyCEB)
  • Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA)
  • Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Malaysia
  • Miriam College
  • Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA)
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE)
  • Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • Philippine Information Agency (PIA)
  • Public Service Broadcasting and Community Radio
  • Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication, University of Hyderabad
  • SIM University (UniSIM)
  • Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau
  • Singapore Exhibition Services (SES)
  • Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)
  • Taylor’s University College
  • UniversitiSains Malaysia
  • University of Hong Kong, the Journalism and Media Studies Centre
  • University of Queensland
  • University of the Philippines Diliman
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
  • Zee Television
Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Dr. Crispin Maslog, Chairman

Dr. CRISPIN MASLOG is a widely published writer, editor, and professor of communication for five decades.

With his election as Chairman of the AMIC Board in June 2015, Dr. Maslog came full circle to the organization which he co-founded with 11 other Asian communication deans/directors in 1970 under the auspices of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

His most important contributions have been in the field of community journalism and communication education. He pioneered in research and extension work in the field of community journalism in the Philippines and is considered an authority in this field in Asia. He authored 31 books on communication and communication education.

He worked as a journalist with Agence France-Presse. An experienced editorial and communication consultant, he has worked with the UNESCO, World Association for Christian Communication, Communication Foundation for Asia, Press Foundation for Asia, and Philippine Press Institute.

He was former director of the School (now College) of Mass Communication, Silliman University, and a professor of the College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Banos.  He was Vice-President for Academic Affairs of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC).

Aside from the being the 2011 AMIC Asia Communication Awardee, he was also the Philippine Jaycees’ 1995 Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Awardee in journalism and communication, the Philippine Association of Communication Education (PACE) Distinguished Service Awardee in 1995, and The Outstanding Boholano Around the World (TOBAW) awardee in 1999. He is listed in at least three international directories of scholars.

He earned his Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Minnesota.

Prof. Ang Peng Hwa, Chairman d’Honneur

Prof. ANG PENG HWA is a Faculty member of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. He has a law degree from the National University of Singapore, a Master’s degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in mass media from Michigan State University.

His research is in the area of internet governance. His 2005 book, Ordering Chaos: Regulating the Internet (Thomson), argues that the internet can be, is being and should be regulated.

In 2004, he was appointed by the UN Secretary General to the Working Group on Internet Governance to prepare a report for the 2005 meeting of the World Summit on Information Society.

He later helped co-found the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) where he served as inaugural chair.

He also sits on the Governing Council of the Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad in India.

Mr. Ramon Guillermo R. Tuazon, Secretary-General

RAMON R. TUAZON is the secretary-general of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), and president of the Manila-based Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC).

Mr. Tuazon is also the chairman of the Commission on Higher Education Technical Committee for Communication (TCC) and member of the CHED Technical Panel for Social Sciences and Communication.  He also sits in the Philippines National Commission for UNESCO.

He has served UNESCO in various capacities including as UNESCO Media Development Specialist for Myanmar (November 2012- January 2014) and representative of the UNESCO Regional Director to the UN Country Team in the Philippines (2010-2012).

He co-authored several books, monographs, handbooks, and published numerous articles in international and national books, journals, and monographs.

Among his latest publications are: Multidisciplinary Inquiry on the Culture of Impunity in the Killing of Journalists (2013), and Media and Information Literacy: Curriculum for Teachers (UNESCO Paris, 2011).

Mr. Tuazon completed his Master in Communication Management from AIJC, and Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas where he also took graduate work in advertising.

Jose Ma. G Carlos

Jose Ma. G Carlos has an extensive career in broadcast journalism and media management in the Philippines, currently involved as editorial director of CNN Philippines. He has been teaching media and public relations management as well as broadcast journalism at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. He previously taught at the Communications Department of the Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Carlos served initially as programme manager and later as secretary general of the Asia Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC) in Singapore. He also worked as programme manager for the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcast Development (AIBD) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

His career also covered public relations, having worked as the special projects manager at San Miguel Corporation, one of the Philippines leading companies, and assistant vice president for communications at Resins Inc and RI Chemical Corporation.

In publications, he co-wrote and co-edited with Dr. Maria Celeste Cadiz , former AMIC country representative and professor at the University of the Philippines a book entitled “ Centers of Excellence in Youth Media Education, the Philippine Perspective.” He also edited AIBD’s book on “ An Asia-Pacific Approach to Public Service Broadcasting. “

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Dr. Cripin C. Maslog
Senior Adviser
Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication
Prof. Ang Peng Hwa
Chairman d’Honneur
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Nanyang Technological University
Mr. Ramon Tuazon
Secretary-General of  AMIC
Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC)
Asst Prof Pirongrong Ramasoota Rananand PhD
Department of Journalism and Information
Faculty of Communication Arts
Chulalongkorn University
Professor Dato’ Sri Dr Syed Arabi Bin Syed Abdullah Idid
International Islamic University Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Dr. Zhengrong Hu
Professor in Communication and
Director of the National Centre for Radio and TV Studies
Communication University of China
Singapore CHINA
Dr. Joseph Man Chan
Dept. of Journalism and Communication
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2 Dr. Binod Agrawal
Taleem Research Foundation

AMIC International Advisory Council

Andrew Taussig
International Institute of Communication

Felix Librero
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)

Gaetan Tremblay
Co-Chairs Research Group, CRICIS
Department of Communication
University of Quebec in Montreal

Georgette Wang
School of Communication
Hong Kong Baptist University

Hu Zhengrong
Communication University in China

Javed Jabbar
Former Pakistan Minister of Information & Senator
Founding Chairman
South Asian Media Association

John A. Lent
Professor of Communication
Temple University

Kenji Kitatani
Washington State University Foundation
Distinguished Professor of Media Management,
Murrow School of Communications, Washington State University
Senior advisor, Sports and Entertainment Academy
Graduate School of Business, Indiana University

Manuel Castells
Professor of Communication
And Wallis Annenberg Chair of Communication Technology and Society
Annenberg School of Communication,
University of Southern California (USC),

Robin E. Mansell
Department of Media and Communications
London School of Economics

Srinivas Melkote
Department of Telecommunication
School of Media & Communication
Bowling Green State University




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.

It performs these roles on many fronts:

As a research centre, it examines critical issues in the media and communication sector and their implications for development, as reflected through its publications.

As a resource centre, it gathers and disseminates knowledge through its various capacity building training programs, workshops and conferences. Now 50 years old, AMIC has been unwavering in its commitments even as it has broadened its expertise to encompass new challenges reflective of the changing scene within media and society in general.

In addition to having major development partners and strong academic credentials, one of AMIC’s key strengths is its active involvement in working with the industry in facilitating dedicated high-profile industry events. These events are consciously designed and planned to bring industry, development partners, NGO’s and individual stakeholders together to share perspectives, challenges, and best practices.

By facilitating these events, AMIC has successfully reduced barriers and has been instrumental in facilitating knowledge sharing, collaboration and training to those that need it most.

Our Vision:
To be the premier Asia–centred institution for Media and Communication education, research and professional development.

Our Mission:
To nurture and promote Media and Communication research, capacity building, knowledge management and dialogue among academia, industry, government and civil society.

AMIC Constitution

AMIC 2014-2015 Accomplishment Report

AMIC 2016 Annual Report

AMIC 2017 Annual Report