Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio updated the media sector on the initial favorable decision of the international Arbitral Tribunal on the West Philippine Sea dispute at a forum hosted by AIJC. It was also an occasion to introduce the Murillo Velarde Map of 1734, known to be the first scientific map of the Philippines, which was acquired by AIJC Chair Mel Velarde at a Sotheby’s auction of artifacts which were part of a collection owned by the Duke of Northumberland in UK.
The Philippine National Police recently signed an agreement with Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) to provide scholarships toward the BA in Communication degree for children and dependents of active PNP personnel.
AIJC President Ramon R. Tuazon attended the 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference held at the UN body’s headquarters in Paris, France. Tuazon was the Philippine delegate to Commission V of the Conference, which focused on the communication and information sector of UNESCO and held its session 10-11 November.
AIJC President Ramon R. Tuazon was the resource person on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) at the 2015 Seminar of the UNESCO Resource Distribution and Training Centre (RDTC) held 11-13 November at the South China Normal University in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China. The seminar with the theme Teacher Training to Promote Safe, Effective and Responsible Use of ICT was attended by about 35 participants from several teacher training institutions (TEIs) in the Asia-Pacific region, including 13 participants from the Philippines.
AIJC opens new trimester
AIJC Graduate School has opened its second trimester for the current academic year (2015-2016). Eighteen students are enrolled in academic courses while 15 students are conducting and writing up their thesis research or special project. Six academic courses are being offered this term: ICT Planning, Knowledge Management, News Development Techniques, Communication and Governance, Risk and Crisis Communication, and Statistics Applied to Communication.
Ms. Monette T. Guanzon, a freelance online writer and communication consultant to some business organizations, successfully defended her Masters’ thesis 13 November. She reported the process and outcomes of her special project – a communication audit, plan, and evaluation of the marketing communication resources and strategy of a shipping services company.
Forty-four personnel from the Department of Health (DOH) participated in the Training on Risk Communication held on 28-30 October 2015 at the BSA Twin Towers, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.
On October 23, 2015, the Asian Institute of Journalism and Democracy (AIJC) co-hosted with the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) a candle lighting ceremony at its main office on ICTV Bldg., Espana Blvd., Manila to commemorate six years of crusade to seek justice for 58 victims in the Maguindanao Massacre.