Asian Congress for Media & Communication (ACMC)
events publications

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

27-29 October 2016
in partnership with the Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
Department Imu Komunikasi
For queries and submissions: <>
Call for Papers, click here
Deadline for Abstracts:
Extended to 15 MAY 2016
Acceptance Notification:
35 days after submission of abstract
Deadline for Full paper: 30 June 2016
Early Bird Registration: on or before 30 July 2016
Venue: Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
Jalan Lingkar Selatan, Kasihan, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55183, Indonesia
Registration form: click here
Guide to Yogyakarta: click here

Visa Advice for Yogyakarta: click here

Secretariat Hotel:
Ibis Styles Yogyakarta (green)
#109 Jalan Dagen (near Malioboro St.)

Other recommended hotels:
- Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta
- Hotel Neo Malioboro
- Hotel Dafam Fortuna
- Ibis Malioboro (red)

Rupiah (Rp) is the official currency of Indonesia. Issued and controlled by the Bank of Indonesia. Currency code for the Indonesian rupiah is IDR.


Conference Rationale
Asians today live in globalised communities of interconnectedness harnessed by social media. Increasingly, news stories are shared and read across multiple social media platforms. The audience have become content creators as much as receivers, expressing their views on a wide range of topics, from politics to fashion.Today, the traditional communication pyramid for power structure is constantly challenged. No longer are governments, monarchies and appointed leaders centres of authority and influence. Traditional news media are no longer the gate keepers that determine what content is fit for public consumption and what is not. Apparently, the pyramid has been overturned with audiences setting the agenda, raising issues and concerns that become newsworthy, calling out politicians and threatening governments and powerful groups with massive boycotts. Any communication paradigm today must address the complexities of information content, flow and impact, acknowledging the roles and influence of communication participants. The communication  discipline needs more research in all areas of practice and study to fully understand communication developments of our times.

The ACMC Conference 2016 is pleased to invite papers addressing the conference theme. Conference streams include but are not limited to:

  • Changing definitions of news 
  • Challenges in public relations
  • Hashtag journalism and other alternative forms
  • Media and informed citizenry
  • New Paradigms in Communication Education
  • Intercultural Communication in a globalized era
  • Media and pop culture
  • Gender and diversity
  • Gatekeeping the environment  
  • The electorate's new power 
  • Open Government Data
  • Social media potentials and pitfalls
  • Communicating Youth
  • Mobile networked communities


This is the official website of the
University of the Philippines, P.O. Box 388, 1101 Quezon City, Philippines
contact#s: 632-4890808,