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SCIENTISTS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE: Asian Institute for Development Communication (Aidcom)

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Croatian Communication Association
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  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Law

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ISSN 1330-0067 Coden: IORME 7 235 INFORMACIJSKE I KOMUNIKACIJSKE ZNANOSTI: ZNANSTVENICI I ZNANSTVENE INSTITUCIJE SCIENTISTS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE Informatologia 42, 2009., 3, 233–235 PROFILE Established in 1986 with initiative and financial support from Unesco, the Asian Institute for Development Communication (Aidcom) is an independent regional, non-profit media organisation accredited to the United Nations. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Aidcom carries out activities throughout the Asia Pacific region (including Malaysia and ASEAN Countries) and is mandated to promote the role of mass media and communication with a view to strengthening the development process in a civil society. Aidcom works closely in many countries in the Asia-Pacific with national, regional and international media organizations. The mandate of Aidcom includes sensitizing the media through conferences, seminars, forums, colloquiums, training workshops, and research in various aspects of development. Its mandate also covers development of communication management skills and integration of communication support into development projects. The formation and establishment of Aidcom was in response to the need to develop a communication support system for effective management of sectorial development programme. STRENGTHS •  Organising conferences, seminars, trainings and workshops anywhere in the Asia Pacific region on a wide range of issues from the media through the environment, human rights, press freedom, gender, population and culture. •  Developing and implementing training packages with special reference to the media. •  Developing projects in relation to economic, health, cultural and social issues, reproductive health, and others. •  Undertaking communication research and monitoring. •  Liaising with national and international agencies and maintaining collaborative efforts in the field of development communica

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