Wednesday, 23 January 2013

AMIC Conference from July four to seven in Indonesia

Following from Prof Dr Ang Peng Hwa:

4-7 July, 2013
in partnership with the Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Transformational Communication and the New Asia
The theme of this year’s annual AMIC conference seeks to highlight the role of communication and the media in bringing about a ‘New Asia’, that is, an Asia that is slowly transforming into a ‘soft power’ as Europe and North America seem to continue their decline.
A recent study by the Asian Development Bank noted that, “Asia is in the midst of a truly historic transformation. It holds the promise of making some 3 billion additional Asians, hitherto commonly associated with poverty and deprivation, affluent by today’s standards,”

With this economic growth comes ‘soft power’, seen in the growing global influence of Asian culture, symbolized by, for example, the rising Bollywood and Hong Kong genre in films, Japanese anime and Korean pop music. It is also seen in the Asian presence in various communication channels. Most Asian nations have their own radio and television networks and have reduced their reliance on Western-oriented international news agencies for their world news content. And their social and mobile media presence is overwhelming. To illustrate, the Internet reports that Chinese is the second most used language on the Internet (after English). Japanese rated fourth, and Korean was tenth.

Conference streams:
  • new media, old media ethics
  • media and revolution
  • new media literacies
  • ethnicity, race and religion in communication
  • communication and youth
  • leadership and the media  
  • new paradigms in development communication
  • cross-cultural networking
  • policy and communication
  • gender and communication
  • media and a free press
  • broadcasting, past and present
  • print communication, past and present
  • media history and evolution
  • freedom of expression in transition societies
  • socio-political development and the media
  • media empowerment
  • communication and social change 

Papers will be selected on a competitive basis and an expert panel will be appointed for screening all the submissions.

Abstracts due:         April 30, 2013
Full papers due:      June 01, 2013

To be submitted via email <>. Papers should NOT to be emailed to personal emails of conference organizers.

1. Indicate your proposed “Conference Stream” in the subject line of your email
2. E-mail should contain the following:

a. Paper title
b. Author name, position, institution
d. Short biography of Author (100 words); please do not send full CV
e.  Paper Abstract (500-700 words)

1.      Should be written in English and, if you must use jargon, clearly explain its meaning.
2.      Length is 5,000-8,000 words
3.      Citation should be in APA Style
4.      Submit using Microsoft Word or RTF document. Font Times New Roman, 12 pts. Please use plain text and not formatting.
5.      Subject line should say “full paper and conference stream”

For more information please contact Ms. Rachel Khan at or
Ms. Sangeetha Madasamy at
Note to all authors: By submitting your paper, you agree, that if your paper gets selected you will register and present the paper. All co-authors attending and/or presenting at the conference must register too.
Criteria for Review
Criteria used to judge abstracts will include, but not restricted to the following:
  • Topic
  • Theoretical Orientation
  • Research Design
  • Results
  • Quality of writing and organization of the paper
  • Indications of potential contributions of the study to communication research in Asia
Full paper
Criteria used to judge full papers will include, but not restricted to the following:
  • Purpose of the paper
  • Organization of the paper
  • Literature Review
  • Research Methodology
  • Relevance of paper to the conference
  • Subject of the paper representing a significant direction for communication research in Asia
  • Quality of writing
  • Evidences and conclusions relating to the purpose of the paper with the evidence supporting the conclusions


    For details: Please contact
    Rachel E. Khan
    Research and Publications Manager
    Asian Media Information and Communications Centre (AMIC)
    #04-19, Nanyang Technological University
    Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
    Building 31 Nanyang Link
    Singapore 637718

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