|AMIC Newsletter: June 2013|
MEDIA ASIA VOL 40/1 Media Asia, Vol 40/1 re-launched in a new format
New AMIC Books
Grand Opening Planned for AMIC 2013 in Yogyakarta
Ministerial presentations and the AMIC Distinguished Forum will ensure an exciting official launch for AMIC’s 22nd international conference in Yogyakarta.
The Ministers will be joined in the opening session by Dr. Pratikno, Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada, the host for the conference, and AMIC Chairman Dr. Ang Peng Hwa from Singapore.
Some of Indonesia’s most influential media leaders and experts then take to the stage for the AMIC Distinguished Forum, a session in which leading CEO’s from the Indonesian radio, television, print and telecommunications sectors will highlight the remarkable transformation of Indonesia’s media in recent years.
Welcome to Indonesia! That’s the call from Universitas Gadjah Mada, hosts for this year’s AMIC international conference in Yogyakarta.
Malaysian Students Visit AMIC
Research development and AMIC’s operations have been studied by a party of some 30 communication and media studies students from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in Malaysia
Led by AMIC member and UiTM Faculty, Associate Professor Dr. Kiranjit Kaur, the group visited AMIC in Singapore and heard about AMIC’s work and publications activities.
AMIC Books Displayed in Mumbai
A set of AMIC publications is now available for use by students and staff of the S.N.D.T Women’s University in Mumbai, India.
The books, currently on display in the university’s Jumu campus library, were provided by AMIC Board member, Dr. Binod C. Agrawal, and joint AMIC Country Representative, Prof. Chandrabhanu Pattanayak.
S.N.D.T Women’s University was established in 1916 and is recognized as the first women’s university in India. University Faculty member and joint AMIC Country Representative, Dr. Mira Desai, has said that she is discussing with library staff the possibility of creating a media resource centre which would have a dedicated AMIC corner.
Passing of Renowned Indonesian Communicator
Veteran Indonesian journalist and educator, Dr. Djafar Assegaff, has passed away. He was 83 years of age.
AMIC Indonesia Country Representative, Dr. Zulkarimein Nasution, said that Dr. Assegaff, formerly a Faculty member of the communication department at Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta, had been ill for some time.
Philippines media identity, Professor Crispin Maslog, recalled that he and Dr. Assegaff were founding members of AMIC in the 1970s. In particular, he remembered the first AMIC Travelling Seminar which took them both, along with other Asian educators, to eleven Asian countries in 1971.
In subsequent trips to Indonesia, Professor Maslog said he met Dr. Assegaff when he was assistant editor of the newspaper Merdeka and, later, as Managing Director of the ANTARA News Agency.
“To Djafar, goodbye my friend” said a saddened Professor Maslog. “I had hoped we would meet one more time in Indonesia next month. But such is life.”
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