VETERAN ASIA-PACIFIC COMMUNICATOR and former PNG and Solomon Islands broadcast manager, Martin Hadlow, has taken up his new position as Director-General of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) in Singapore.
Previously, Hadlow was an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland, where he was also Foundation Director of the School's Centre for Communication and Social Change.
He is also an associate of the recently-formed Jackson PR Associates company which covers an Asia-Pacific footprint in its communications and public relations activities.
Prior to joining Queensland University, Hadlow was a senior member of the UNESCO Secretariat in Paris, including a period as Director of UNESCO's Division of Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace, and acting Director of the Bureau of Public Information.
He also established UNESCO's first field offices in the independent Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union and in Kabul, Afghanistan, also headed UNESCO's regional communication advisory offices in Malaysia and Jordan, and established temporary offices in Iraq and Sri Lanka.
AMIC's Board of Directors recently met in Singapore to discuss future directions for the organisation. A major topic of discussion was the 22nd annual international conference to be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 4-7 July.