The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

Ahoy Hanoi, Next Stop Kuala Lumpur!

2014 will see the 6th World Summit on Media for Children. CMF Chair, Anna Home has been helping to plan it.

The planning meeting for Asia's first World Summit on Media for Children took place in Hanoi, hosted by Dr Jhavad Mottaghi from the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and chaired by Dr Patricia Edgar, Chair of the World Summit Foundation.

The Summit itself will be held in Kuala Lumpur, from the 8th to the 10th September 2014 organised by the ABU and hosted by Radio Television Malaysia.

The World Summit movement started life in Australia in 1995, followed by London in 1998 and various other cities since.  They provide a forum for the media industry, educators and other professionals who are committed to improving the quality of children’s media on a global scale. Previous Summits have helped to improve the general understanding of children’s media, promote innovation within the industry, and reinforce the constructive role of media in children’s well-being, education and development. Notably, the Summits have helped progress the Children’s Television Charter and spread its influence across the world.
Participants at the planning meeting decided that the next summit will reflect the growing importance of Asia in international media. Although the perspective will be an Asian one, speakers and delegates will be invited from all over the world. The meeting also addressed the programme for the Summit, which will be available from the ABU and World Summit websites in the near future.
Further information about past summits and the World Summit Foundation can be found on

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