The 18th AMIC Annual Conference is being organized by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre in association with the Himgiri Nabh Viswavidyalaya (HNV). The theme of the 18th annual conference is "Media, Democracy and Governance: Emerging Paradigms in a Digital Age". The conference is open to academics, media industry professionals, government agencies, policymakers, regulators, UN agencies, donors, research groups, civil society organizations, independent consultants and students. The conference will provide a critical space for both media professionals and academics to exchange knowledge and share their experiences on the role of the media in bringing about development and the new paradigms that are emerging in the digital age. The AMIC Annual Conference is a premier event on the Asian media calendar and attracts eminent international speakers and participants from the media industry and academia. Delegates to the conference come not only from the Asia-Pacific region, but also from Europe and the Americas as well. It features high-profile keynote addresses, plenary sessions, and several parallel sessions. The conference seeks papers on the following themes and topics:
Media Democracy and Governance, Media and Youth in Democracy, Media, Conflict and Crises, New Media and Digital Technology, Media and Development, Media Law and Regulation, Media and Gender, Media and Cultural Identity, Media, Democracy and Human Rights, Alternative and Community Media, Media and Culture, Asian Perspectives on Communication, International Communication, Broadcasting, Media Industry Trends and Dynamics, and Media and Ethics.