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Seven workshops kick off 7th World Summit on Media for Children

World experts on children and media have led a day of interaction and planning during seven parallel workshops, kicking off the 7th WSMC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The 7th WSMC with the theme Media for 21st Century Children is taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 8-10 September 2014.  

Workshops on topics ranging from how to produce strong stories for strong children and how to write winning program proposals, to children’s media being at the core of Public Service Media, Social Media trends and Feature Animation Films, attracted hundreds of participants and hours of lively discussion. A symposium on Media and Children’s Rights in the Digital Age saw high level of participation across the spectrum of broadcasters, regulators, academia and the international community.

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).

The opening ceremony is being streamed live across the world by Radio Television Malaysia on Tuesday 9 September.

Click here to watch the Opening Ceremony live on 9 September, 2014 9.30am in KL (GMT+8).