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AMIC 2012 media research conference - Shah Alam, Malaysia

14 July, 2012

An international conference celebrating both the 40th birthday of the Asian International Media and Information Centre (AMIC) conference and four decades of collaboration with the faculty of Communication and Media Studies (UiTM) was held at Shah Alam, Malaysian, on 11-14 July 2012.

More than 350 media researchers, journalism educators and journalists took part in the conference, including two from New Zealand - PMC director Professor David Robie and Munawwar Naqvi from Unitec.

The conference coincided with a stunning announcement from the Prime Minister that the Sedition Act 1948 would be lifted by the government.

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