Two Sri Lankan communication icons to be honored at the 25th Annual Conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Manila, the Philippines

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Two Asian communication icons Shelton Dhavalasri Gunaratne, a former Sri Lankan journalist who is now professor emeritus of Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) and Wijayananda Jayaweera, a Sri Lankan broadcaster who spent a lifetime developing community broadcasting in Asia up to the end of his distinguished career as UNESCO Director of Communication and the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), will be awarded the highest honors in the field of communication in Asia by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) on 27 September 2017 at Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines.

Over 400 foreign and local communication scholars, educators, researchers, practitioners and students have registered to participate at the conference.

In 1971, the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) was established to encourage ethical and social responsibility of the media to support democratic access and participation in media development and production. The international, non-profit, non-government organization serves as a regional research hub for media and communication issues.

Read more:

https://www.rappler.com/bulletin-board/182761-asian-communication-icons-win-amic-awards.

http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2017/09/21/1741181/amic-2017-rethinking-communication.

 

Embassy of Sri Lanka

Manila

21 September 2017