Friday, 22 March 2013

Call of papers from AMIC Conference

Following from

Transformational Communication and the New Asia
in partnership with the
Department of Communication, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Universitas Gadjah Mada
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
July 4-7, 2013
Papers will be selected on a competitive basis and an expert panel will be appointed for screening all the submissions. To be submitted via email <>
Abstracts due:         April 15, 2013
Full papers due:     June 01, 2013
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 sub-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
  • health, policy and communication
  • gender and communication
  • government and the media
  • 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

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