Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"[A]re [you] a content creator, educator, policy maker, digital media creator or someone working in the field of childhood development with an interest in their media...?"
The 7th World Summit on Media for Children is part of a global movement for using media in the development, education, and well-being of children. Organised by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and the World Summit on Media for Children Foundation and hosted by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), the event is expected to draw more than 1,000 producers, broadcasters, media regulators, educators, and community leaders committed to the improvement of quality media for children. The Summit seeks to provide opportunities for networking, debates, workshops, and celebration of children's creativity and development through media. It will focus on quality content and the role and meaning of education in a globalised modern media environment. It will also seek to enable media professionals to "see how children see the media, use technologies and envisage their future."
Programme themes include:
- Living in a Digital World
- Digital Media for Children
- Bridging the Digital Divide for Children
- Media Potential to Transform Education for Children
- Global Best Practices in Media for Children
- Road Map to Quality Programming
- Protecting the Future of Media for Children
Parallel events include: programme screenings, a digital media festival, a children's song festival, cultural and media village, production master classes, live broadcasts from the Summit, a children's programme exchange, and animation and cartooning workshops.
The Summit will culminate with a Charter of Guiding Principles for children's media and hopes to assist in providing opportunities for quality children's programming in the future.