AIJC President Ramon R. Tuazon encouraged Filipino communication teachers and students to develop competencies which will enable them to work, compete and survive in the upcoming single ASEAN community.
In his talk during the 9th Pinoy Media Congress convened by ABS-CBN and the Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE) Foundation, Mr. Tuazon described how borderless education is reshaping the education system worldwide. Borderless education is characterized by recognition of degrees, comparability of qualifications, system of transfer of credits, mobility of workforce and students, and flexible learning paths.
The Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, together with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), UNESCO Jakarta Office, and Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE), conducted the Workshop on Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Reporting in the Journalism Education Curriculum in ASEAN Countries, December 9-10, 2014, at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City, Philippines.
The countries represented at the two-day workshop were Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Thailand. Over 50 were in attendance, including department heads, teachers, and students of communication and journalism units of colleges and universities; print and broadcast media professionals from the Peace and Conflict Journalism Network (PECOJON), Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, and 9TV/CNN Philippines; and members of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP).
AIJC president Ramon R. Tuazon recently completed two missions to Bhutan to conduct a capacity assessment of Bhutan media in cooperation with International Media Support (IMS) and QED, a local consultancy firm. IMS is an international media NGO established in 2001 to support local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. IMS is based in Denmark. The assessment project is supported by the Swedish Development Cooperation (SDC).
A more confident and inspired group of education specialists emerged after undergoing a three-day training course on Effective Public Speaking for the K to 12 Speakers’ Bureau that was conducted by AIJC.
The training aimed to equip participants with adequate knowledge about the K to 12 Program and enhance their public speaking skills to better communicate K to 12 to various stakeholders. The training also served as their first step towards becoming K to 12 champions.
UNICEF Philippines and the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) in partnership with ABS-CBN Bayan Mo iPatrol Mo (BMPM), conducted a two-day seminar on Citizen Journalism.
The first batch of a series of citizen journalism seminars for the youth was conducted in Colegio dela Purisima Concepcion, Roxas City, Capiz, on October 8-9, 2014 with 48 in-school and out-of-school youth participants.