Asian Congress for Media & Communication (ACMC)



ACMC activities are initiated by its Technical Working Group, composed of core officers and working under two types of councils.

The Executive Council, oversees the activity of the Organization in the international level; while, the various National Councils, manages the activity of the Organization in the country level. The activities of the organization are managed by a small Secretariat based in Manila, Philippines.

ACMC boasts of a truly pluralistic membership from all over the country. In fact, the organization maintains a policy wherein no two officers in the Executive council should come from the same country; while, officers in the Legislative council may not come from the same university.

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL is the administrative and implementing arm of the ACMC. The officers are elected by the members of the Executive Council and Country Directors during the Asian General Assembly or appointed by the Members of the Board. Officers in the Executive Council will serve for one year and can be re-appointed for two years upon the recommendation of the Board based on performance and active participation in the Organization. Also, they can be re-elected for the second term only.

AZMAN AZWAN AZMAWATI                                   
The Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
She is currently the Deputy Dean for Academic and Student Development and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang. She holds a PhD in Economic Journalism, Masters in International Relations and Bachelor in Mass Communication (Journalism). She worked as Economic Journalist of The New Straits Times Group Malaysia. She is also on the Board of Women’s Development Research Centre of USM. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Gender Studies, School of Society, Literature and the Arts of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Chulalungkorn University, Thailand
He is a lecturer at the Department of Public Relations and Advertising, the Faculty of Communication Arts of Chulalungkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.  His research interests are media representation, global media, and the new media. He has Master of Arts in Advertising from Chulalungkorn University and Master of Transnational Communications and Global Media from the University of London.

Secretary for Media Education
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
She lectures in intercultural communication and is a doctoral candidate at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. She is currently ACMC’s country director for New Zealand. Khariah has worked in both the private and public sectors in finance, retail, public relations, media and education related industries with special interest in communication and organizational relationship management. Her research interests include organisational communication, intercultural communication, applied pedagogy and global sociological developments impacting societies, organisations and nations. She is Singaporean and has lived in England and Malaysia.

Secretary for Language Education

Zayed University, Dubai, UAE
He is an Assistant Professor in the College of Communication and Media Sciences at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  He teaches courses in New Media, Web Publishing, Media Law & Ethics, Media Technology and Cross-Cultural Communication.  Prior to his arrival in the Middle East, he taught in the Media Studies Department of the City University of New York. He has lived in Japan while
doing his MA in International Relations, and in Taiwan, where he co-wrote a language textbook on Chinese Television News. He also wrote a weekly column for the Chinese language Central Daily News and has worked for Reuters Financial Television in New York City.

Secretary for Business and Finance
The Open University of Sri Lanka
He is a lecturer of the Department of Mass Communication and Conflict Studies of the Open University of Sri Lanka. He has taught at the Eastern University of Batticoloa, the University of Colombo, and the Air Force Academy in Ratmalana, Sri Lanka. He has published several researches on women studies, animation and peace process. He holds Doctor of Philosophy in Media and Peace Studies from the University of Dublin, Ireland.

Executive Director -- Secretariat

Far Eastern University, Philippines
He is a Faculty member of the Department of Mass Communication of the Far Eastern University, an adjunct Political Affairs Officer in the Philippine House of Congress, elected Graduate Councilor of the National College of Public Administration of the University of the Philippines Diliman, and a Costumer Service Auditor of the Radio Communications of the Philippines, Inc. In South Korea, he completed his M.S. in Public Administration through the University of San Agustin-Offshore Education (2003) and Diploma in Foreign Language from the University of Seoul (2001). His other affiliations include the American Studies Association of the Philippines (ASAP), the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and the Filipino Academy for Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS). In 2007, he participated in the Asian Development Bank International Essay Writing for Environmental Protection in Kyoto, Japan for “Saving the National Treasure: A Cry for Biak na Bato.” He was conferred the national award, 2005 Huwarang Pilipino for Education by the Parangal sa Pamilyang Pilipino Foundation at the Irwin Theater Hall of the Ateneo de Manila University for his depiction of “Problems Related to the Alien Training Systems of Filipino in South Korea.” He is currently studying political communication for his Doctor of Public Administration dissertation and conducted literature readings and country visit in Seoul, South Korea (2006), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007), Bangkok, Thailand (2007) and is scheduled for further studies in Shanghai, China (January 2008).



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