The Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) is a Knowledge Management Center organized in 1980 as a graduate school of journalism, founded on the philosophy that communication is a vital development resource to be used to advance the common good.
Today AIJC has a solid record of more than thirty years in the communication field – as a graduate school for communicators and journalists, a center for continuing education in journalism, communication, and knowledge management, and a research and consulting firm advocating policies and implementing programs and projects that address development issues and concerns both at the levels of national decision-making and community-based initiatives.
The ICT for Development (ICT4D) Unit of AIJC promotes the strategic use of ICT in various human development endeavors. Program areas include content development, capability-building, and research focused on the impact of ICT on the socio-cultural, economic and political dimensions of society.
Amidst the technology-driven shifts in today’s media landscape, AIJC has strengthened its institutional capacity through its strategic alliance with Information Capital Technology Ventures, Inc. (ICTV), a publicly-listed telecommunications, media and technology company. AIJC’s office at España, Manila is located within the hub of an ICT complex, which houses the main headquarters of ICTV. ICTV affiliates include information technology companies such as NowPlanet.TV, Holy Cow Animation, Softweb, Softrigger Interactive, IResource , NextMobile Inc., JSpan, with whom AIJC has collaborative endeavors.
AIJC is now gearing up to reinvent its programs and services to make them relevant and responsive to a fast-evolving Knowledge Society while remaining committed to its mandate of communication for development.
AIJC is an exemplary Center of choice in Asia for higher learning, research, and innovation in journalism, communication and knowledge management and a facilitator, catalyst, and change agent for an empowered society.
AIJC, a non-stock and non-profit organization, is committed to harness the power of communication in promoting the common good.
It seeks to accomplish this through advanced learning, research, and innovation, primarily among journalism, communication and knowledge management professionals in Asia, for empowered and responsible leadership in the industry and society.
Who WE are and what WE do
The Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) is a communication institution whose sphere of operation covers the Philippines and the ASEAN region. We provide graduate education in journalism and communication management; conduct professional enhancement training for journalists, communicators, and development managers; and undertake communication policy research and consulting activities on strategic communication planning, organizational communication audit, communication and training materials development, and related development communication projects. In all the things we do, our passion is the belief that communication, information and knowledge are development resources that must be available to all people.
- We challenge the traditional concept of graduate education through innovative programs, learning approaches, and teaching methods.
- We adopt a mixed mode of delivery of courses: face-to-face, print module, Internet, ICT-assisted
- Faculty members are a mix of academics and practicing professionals.
- Experienced journalists, media managers and communication executives can earn a graduate degree through accreditation and equivalency, getting equivalent credit for previous related work experience and outputs.
- We integrate research and consultancy experience and outputs in the courses.
- Our students are involved in policy and action research for hands-on experience.
- We offer pioneering courses like Planning and Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Management of Communication Enterprises, and Knowledge Management.
We form partnerships and networks
Partnering with us provides strategic advantages. Special arrangements can be crafted to facilitate this partnership, such as the conduct of training and research. For 25 years we have successfully partnered with academic institutions, development agencies, media organizations and business corporate organizations with parallel or complementary goals.
Our competitive edge
- We been in the forefront of planning, managing, and monitoring and evaluating public communication programs of different organizations for over two decades
- We have conducted continuing education courses in related fields for 25 years.
- We have produced training handbooks and manuals for courses such as IEC Materials Development, Communication Planning, IEC Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Mobilization, and Advocacy.
- Professors of our graduate school are well-known academics, communication specialists, veteran print and broadcast journalists, and information technology experts
- Resource persons of our professional development programs combine theory and practice. Most have field experience in communication work as planners, managers, and consultants, with an average work experience in actual IEC work of 10 years.
- Our institutional competence has been enriched by the international experience of our officers, who have been tapped for international development projects in such countries as Sri Lanka, Laos, Maldives, Timor Leste and Myanmar and in UNESCO Paris and UNESCO Jakarta.
- Our international work includes organizing and managing at least four ASEAN-level forums for UNESCO and initiating the organization of the Southeast Asia Journalism Educators Network.