Media & Children 5th World Summit
In 1999, The World Summit On Media For Children Foundation was established to promote the World Summit movement. The Foundation is a not-for-profit public company incorporated in Victoria, Australia.
Its Board of Directors comprises representatives of the principal host organisations of previous and future World Summits and regional summits. The Foundation's objectives are to encourage and promote the World Summit movement, as well as select and assist host organisations for future World Summits.The World Summit movement was inaugurated with the First World Summit in Australia in 1995, hosted by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation. There have been four World Summits since 1995.
2nd World Summit on Television for Children, London, 1998
The Second World Summit on Television for Children was hosted by the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Nickelodeon UK and chaired by Anna Home. It brought together 1,600 representatives from 82 countries to explore the main themes of funding, regulation, co-production and new media. It broadened the scope of the Summit movement to include other media beyond television. Another innovation was the parallel children’s event involving 31 international junior delegates which produced a Children’s Charter on Electronic Media.3rd World Summit on Media for Children: A European event of world appeal, Greece, 2001.
The Main aim of the Summit was to gather the interest of the audiovisual community in Europe and in Greece. European professionals had the chance to be present in the industry’s most important event, to meet the global leaders of children’s media and to promote their ideas and products. Moreover, the event aimed at initiating bridges between children’s television and the New Media and opening the creative dialogue between children and professionals. The above goals were generally reached.
4th World Summit on Media for Children and Adolescents, Brazil, 2004
5th World Summit on Children & the Media 2007
Media for Children – A Tool for Global Peace
The Summit will consist of round tables, workshops, panels, master classes, plenary sessions, exhibitions and an international Children’s summit.Key themes and concepts proposed for inclusion at the World Summit include:
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