News Details | 22-Sep-2008

Nanyang Technological University wins Awards at Asian Publishing Convention

The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) at NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) wins publication awards at this year’s Asian Publishing Awards announced on 15 August in Singapore.

The Internet and Governance in Asia: A Critical Reader, edited by Indrajit Banerjee, NTU Associate Professor from NTU’s SCI won the award for the “Best book published about the media industry in Asia”. Head of Research from AMIC, Kalinga Seneviratne, also edited the Media Pluralism in Asia: The Role and Impact of Alternative Media, Head of Research which received an Excellence Award in the same category.

Commenting on Dr. Banerjee’s winning entry, the head of the judging panel, Mr. R Ramachandran, Executive Director of the National Book Development Council of Singapore said that in selecting the winner, the board of judges recognised the book for having a clear traditional and new media perspective, and for being well researched, relevant and contextually appropriate for Asia.

The Asian Publishing Awards is Asia’s premier Awards programme that recognises best publishing practices in Asia. It incorporates the Asian Magazine Management Awards, Asian Book Publishing Awards, and Asian Corporate Communications Awards. The Awards attracted 203 entries from 79 companies representing 22 countries.

The winners were announced at the Gala Dinner of the Asian Publishing Convention (APC) 2008. Mr. Ho Kwon Ping, Chairman of MediaCorp Pte Ltd gave the awards during the dinner celebrations, the culmination of the Convention attended by 249 delegates from 19 countries.

APC 2008 was organised by OIC Events. Conference partners were the Magazine Publishers Association of Singapore (MPAS), National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDC), AMIC and the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA). It was supported by the Media Development Authority (MDA), Singapore Media Fusion and Singapore Tourism Board.

About Asian Media Information and Communication Centre
Both books were jointly published by AMIC and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information as part of the AMIC Asian Communication Series. In a discipline dominated by Western titles and authors, this series aims to both give a voice to the Asian experts in this field, and to provide resources for students and scholars on the neglected Asian contexts in media and communications. AMIC is housed in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), with whom it has had a close working partnership for many years. NTU provides substantial core funding, and WKWSCI is the co-publisher of all AMIC's books and journals. In 2002 AMIC's and WKWSCI's libraries were merged to creat the Asian Communication Resource Centre (ACRC) a unified, comprehensive specialist media library.

For more details on AMIC books visit and for information on APC and the Asian Publishing Awards go to

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