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Dr. Ang Peng Hwa

Dr. Ang Peng Hwa

Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Ang is Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests lie in media law, ethics and policy and he has consulted on the subject for the governments of Singapore, Thailand and Bhutan. He is the author of Ordering Chaos: Regulating the Internet (Thomson, 2005). He was a member of 40-strong Working Group on Internet Governance that was appointed by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to prepare a report for the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society, which led to the establishment of the Internet Governance Forum. He co-founded and served as inaugural chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) and the Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF)

He was President of the International Communication Association (2016-2017), the first Asian to be elected to that position.

He lived a year in India, spending the sabbatical in Ahmedabad, India, to help start a fellows programme at the Mudra Institute of Communication in 2008-2009. He has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship at Harvard University in 2001, he was a visiting scholar at Oxford University. Ang recently stepped down as chairman of the regional non-profit media organisation Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC). In Singapore, he and is one of the three vice-presidents of the Consumers’ Association of Singapore (CASE), and chairs the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS).

Research Interests:
  • Internet Governance
  • Media Law and Policy
  • Censorship
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mass Media, Michigan State University, USA
  • MA in Communications Management, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, USA.
  • LLB (Law), National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Ang Peng Hwa, Tekwani, S., & Wang, G. (2012). Shutting Down the Mobile Phone and the Downfall of Nepalese Society, Economy and Politics. Pacific Affairs, 85(3), 547-561.
  • Ang, Peng Hwa. (2005). Ordering Chaos: Regulating the Internet. Thomson Learning.
  • Gunther, Albert C. and Peng Hwa Ang. (1996). Public Perceptions of Television Influence and Opinions About Censorship in Singapore. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 18(3), 248-265.
  • Ang, Peng Hwa and Berlinda Nadarajan. (1996). Censorship and the Internet: a Singapore Perspective. Communications of the ACM, 39(6), 72-78.