Martin Hadlow, Secretary-General
Previously, Martin Hadlow was an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, where he was also Foundation Director of the School's Centre for Communication and Social Change and, in 2010, Convenor of the global UN World Press Freedom Day conference. Prior to joining the university, he was a senior member of the UNESCO Secretariat, including as Director of UNESCO's Division of Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace, and acting Director of the Bureau of Public Information at UNESCO HQ in Paris. He also established UNESCO's first field offices in the independent Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union and in Kabul, Afghanistan. He previously headed UNESCO's regional communication advisory offices in Malaysia and Jordan, and he established temporary offices in Iraq and Sri Lanka. Martin Hadlow has a professional background in journalism and program production, has published widely and has worked in the media and communications field as a trainer and in project implementation in over 45 countries, especially in Asia and the Pacific.
Prof. Ang Peng Hwa, Chair of Board of Management
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 NUS, a Master’s in communication management from the University of Southern California, and a PhD 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.
Ms. Rachel E.Khan, Research and Publications Manager
Rachel Khan is also a professor of Journalism at the College of Mass
Communication, University of the Philippines-Diliman, where she served
as its chair from 2006-2009.She has a M.S.Journalism from the Columbia
University, New York under the Fulbright program and a B.S. Economics
from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Other affiliations
include the Fulbright Alumni Association, the Philippine Studies
Association of the Philippines (PSAP) and the Internet Society (IIS).
Ms. Ivy Alcantara, Office Manager
Ivy is the Office Manager and Executive Secretary to the Secretary-General and handles AMIC's administration. She has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the East, Philippines.
Ms. Angie Chew, Publication Executive
Angie Chew handles publications and subscription for Media Asia, a quarterly journal. She is also the editor for the bi-monthly Asian Media and Communication Bulletin (AMCB). She is a graduate in Communication Studies from Monash University, Australia.
Mr. Kranthi Kiran, Web Administrator
Kranthi is the Webmaster for AMIC and he also takes care of all IT related matters including database management.
Ms. Sangeetha Madasamy, Research Assistant
Sangeetha is a Research Assistant at AMIC, and handles the annual conference and other project initiatives. She has a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.