Dr. Anura Goonasekera is Head of Research of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) in Singapore and its Resident Representative in Australia. Before joining AMIC he was the Secretary of the ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Sri Lanka and Director General of Sri Lanka's National Television -- RUPAVAHINI. He was also a consultant to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). He holds a Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago and an LL. B. (Hon) from the University of London. He was a Visiting Fellow of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, UK. He is currently a Visiting Fellow of the Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy and a Visiting Scholar at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Dr. Goonasekera is the founder and joint editor of the Asian Journal of Communication, Co-editor of the Asian Communication Handbook, Co-author of Transnationalization of Television in Europe and Asia and Co-editor of Opening Windows: Issues in Communication. He is the vice-president of the Professional Education Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). He has participated in a large number of international conferences and has contributed research papers to a number of international journals. His research focus is on Asia. The topics include Children and Media, Communication and Culture, Transnational Communication and Public International Law relating to communication.