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Delegates gather for Asia’s first World Summit on Media for Children

Almost 1,000 delegates for the first World Summit on Media for Children to be held in Asia are gathering in Malaysia for the official launch on Tuesday, 9 September.

Participants already registered include 256 international experts from 60 countries and 141 international organisations. They will join more than 700 local registrants for the two-day conference in Kuala Lumpur, plus a day of pre-summit workshops on 8 September 2014.

The 7th WSMC – the first to take place in Asia – is organised by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and the World Summit on Media for Children Foundation and hosted by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and the Malaysian Ministry of Communications and Multimedia. Delegates from around the globe will include producers, broadcasters, media regulators, educators and community leaders, committed to the improvement of quality media for children.

Tuesday’s welcome address will be presented by WSMC Founder Dr Patricia Edgar, followed by a Keynote Address by YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Patron of WSMC 2014.

Ninety speakers from 23 countries will lead debate at seven workshops and official 13 summit sessions on issues ranging from Kids 3.0: Living in a Digital World to Media Violence, Stereotyping and Advertising.