AMIC 24th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
28-10-2014

ASIAN MEDIA INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION CENTRE (AMIC)

24th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Communicating in an e-Asia: values, technologies, and challenges

in partnership with the American University in Dubai (AUD) Dubai, United Arab Emirates

10th-13th June, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS

Globally, the last decade has seen exponential growth in the use of mobile technologies and the Internet. From e-mail to e-governance, e-commerce to e-learning, Internet usage has changed the way the world communicates.

At the forefront of the electronic and digital revolution in Asia has been the mobile phone. Recent International Telecommunication Union (ITU) statistics indicate that in the period from 2005 to 2013, mobile (cellular) phone subscriber numbers in the Asia-Pacific region have soared from 833 million to 3,547 million users. The era of an e-Asia has dawned.

The benefits of instant, intranational and trans-border communication have impacted upon almost every aspect of life, with mobile phones and the Internet providing new pathways for inter-personal communication, business and commercial enterprise, community development, educational opportunity, governance, and democratic reform. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are an enabling factor in supporting marginalized societies to more beneficially interact with a broader citizenry, while the convergence o ...

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AMIC SECRETARIAT RELOCATES TO THE PHILIPPINES
03-10-2014

Dear AMIC members and friends,

Greetings!

I’m writing to share with you some important developments with regard to AMIC.

AMIC was founded in 1971 and has always been based in Singapore. Since 1996, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has been our headquarters and also the single most generous financial supporter of AMIC. However, NTU now has new priorities and the high level of support it has been providing AMIC is no longer feasible from its own perspective. For us, however, the much reduced offer of support it made is not sufficient to run even the basic operations of AMIC.

Thus, your Board of Directors was compelled to look for an alternative location for the Secretariat operations of AMIC. The Board received a few proposals from interested parties to host AMIC. After much deliberation, and weighing all the pros and cons of various hosts, the Board has concluded that the proposal from a consortium of the Philippines Women’s University (PWU) and the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) in Manila was the best. The proposed PWU-AIJC Consortium involves an established university and an eminent NGO. The consortium’s strengths are congruous with the key AMIC functions in research and training, as well as our publications programme.

Thus, while AMIC remains a ‘company limited by guarantee’ registered under the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, Singapore, the day to day operations of the Secretariat ...

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HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR AMIC MEMBERSHIP?
23-01-2014

We don't want you to miss all the advantages of being an AMIC member!

AMIC membership operates on a calendar year basis, with the 31st December being the date on which renewals are due. Early-bird renewals will receive a complimentary copy of the AMIC book Asia’s March towards Freedom of Expression and Development. [ K. Seneviratne and S.Singarayar, Eds.]

AMIC membership provides for a range of other benefits and advantages, including discounted rates on AMIC publications, along with access to free on-line journals. It also enables academics and students to attend AMIC conferences and workshops at privileged registration fee rates.

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