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The World Summit On Media For Children Foundation was established by Dr Patricia Edgar in 1999 to promote the World Summit movement. The Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit public company incorporated in Victoria, Australia.

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 Foundation is led by Adrian Mills and its Board of Directors. Foundation Patrons use their influence to support the Foundation.

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Adrian Mills

Adrian Mills - Chair
Director, Business & Operations, England, BBC.

Adrian is responsible for the operations of the BBC in England and has more than 30 years' experience in education and broadcast media, working on television, radio and online. He has produced, directed, commissioned and scheduled programs for adults and children for public service broadcasters in the UK and Canada. An International Emmy Award winner and a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Adrian was Chair of Summit 2000 – Children, Youth & Media Beyond the Millennium, held in Toronto, Canada.

Dr Patricia Edgar, Chair

Dr Patricia Edgar, AM – Founder and Chair (1999-2017)
Dr Patricia Edgar AM. Founder and inaugural head of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF). She was the architect of the Australian Children’s Television Standards and founder of the World Summit Movement, hosting the first World Summit on Media for Children in Melbourne in 1995. She is a teacher, researcher, producer, writer and experienced policy maker. Her programs have garnered more than 100 national and international awards. She is the author of 12 books, numerous articles and reports and widely recognized as an authority in the media field

Website www.patriciaedgaranddonedgar.com

Anna Holme, Vice-Chairman

Anna Home, OBE - Deputy Chair
Chair: The Children's Media Foundation; Chair of the Second World Summit on Media for Children held in London in 1998. Director, Producer and Executive producer for BBC TV's Children's Programs for more than two decades, she specialized in Children's drama. In 1981 she became a founding member of the ITV company TVS. In 1986 she returned to the BBC as Head of Children's Television, responsible for all children's output. She has been a member of the Councils of BAFTA and the RTS and chaired the EBU's (European Broadcasting Union) Children's group for many years. She is a trustee of the Prince of Wales Foundation for Children and the Arts (CATA) and Chair of the Children's Media Conference (CMC).

Dr Pär Lundgren

Per Lundgren
Senior Media Advisor for the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen Denmark.
Director of The World Summit On Media for Children and Youth, Karlstad Sweden 2010.
Per studied International Relations in Sweden with a focus on developing countries. He has an M.A in Education from Greenwich University in London U.K. with focus on international project management. His studies include work with teachers in film, radio, television, theatre, journalism and advertising. He has written scripts for Swedish radio and television, articles for newspapers and media magazines, produced video and radio programs and written seven training books for media education in the Scandinavian countries. He lectures at Karlstad University in Media and Communication Studies.
His international experience over the past decade includes work with:
- United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UN AoC). He is a Member of the group of founders of UN AoC Media Literacy Education Online Clearinghouse;
- Council of Europe, Strasbourg on "Human Rights in the Information Society";
- Unicef - Havana International Film Festival Jury;
- Unesco - Member expert group for Unesco Media and Information Literacy Curriculum.

He was also Coordinator of the European Schoolnet Virtual School Media Department, www.eun.org, Media Literacy Expert for the European Commission, and Project Manager for the European Commission supported project Alliance for a Media Literate Europe, www.allmediaeurope.se (2002-2004)

2010 Summit Website www.wskarlstad2010.se

Personal contact email address: mediebok@hotmail.com

Dr. Javad Mottaghi

Dr Javad Mottaghi
is currently the Secretary-General of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). He holds a Bs. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tehran Sharif University of Technology, Masters Degree in Management and is a PhD. Candidate in Management from the University of Teesside, England. He is also a member of the Board for the World Radio & Television Council (WRTVC) since 2001. Dr Mottaghi is currently Associate member of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in New York and a member of The International Academy of Television and Radio in Russia since December 2002. With his vast experience in broadcasting over the past 30 years, Dr Javad Mottaghi has been specifically tasked by the Governing Council to implement the Institute's new Strategic Plan, formulated by a special task force, to propel the AIBD into the next millennium

Dr Mottaghi has 30 years of national and international experience in media/communication in the following areas: International Affairs, Media/Communication Development and Broadcasting, AV productions and co-production, ICTs, capacity building, networking, research, publications, negotiations, fund raising, news and programming for radio and television, social and cultural television programs and sports coverage.

Dr Mottaghi was awarded with the Elizabeth R Award for Exceptional Contribution to Public Service Broadcasting. The award was presented by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) during its General Assembly in Tonga on 11th February 2009.

E-mail: javad@abu.org.my

Patricia Castano

Patricia Castano
Founder Citurna Productions and Imaginario.

Patricia studied Social Science, in Colombia and Wales (UK) and Direction and Television Production at the BBC/ Open University and Elstree TV training centre. She has worked with the BBC as local producer for the series Made in Latin America. In 1986, with colleague Adelaida Trujillo she founded CITURNA PRODUCCIONES - a leading production house for children's and educational television as well as social, political and environmental documentaries in Colombia. Citurna's productions have been commissioned by European public TV, awarded international distinctions (those for children include INPUT, EMMY, IDFA, Prix Jeunesse and Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericano).Documentaries have been broadcast by more than 30 international channels.

From the mid 90s Citurna, developed local television series with the support of multimedia educational strategies, aimed at youth and children, the priority audiences which need to be addressed, to promote social change in Colombia and Latin America. In 1999, Patricia with other important professionals, created Imaginario, a multidisciplinary, non profit organization to promote the use of television and media for social change and development. Imaginario's activities include public debate, capacity building and influencing public policy; production, knowledge management and networking. Since 2000, Imaginario and Citurna have organized TV de Calidad, Colombia's annual international TV screening conference, which showcases the Prix Jeunesse Suitcase and INPUT and brings leading children's television experts and projects from all over the world.

Since 2004, Imaginario has led - with the support of UNICEF, the Prix Jeunesse Foundation, the National TV Comission and the First Lady's office - the Compromiso Nacional de Televisión de Calidad para la Infancia en Colombia - a national commitment to improve the quality of children?s television in Colombia. Patricia also presides over a voluntary organisation, Bibloamigos, friends of the Bogota public libraries (www.bibloamigos.org).

E-mail: patriciacastano@yahoo.com

Ellen Wartella

Ellen Ann Wartella, Ph.D.
The Al-Thani Professor of Communication, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Professor of Medical Social Sciences; Director, Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University. Ellen is a leading scholar of the role of media in children's development and serves on a variety of national and international boards and committees on children's issues. She is co-principal investigator of the Children's Digital Media Center project funded by the National Science Foundation (2001-2011) and was co-principle investigator on the National TV Violence Study (1995-1998). She has published widely in communication and psychology journals on children's media issues. Ellen was Dean of the College of Communication at the University of Texas from 1993-2004 and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at the University of California-Riverside from 2004-2009. Before joining the faculty at Northwestern in March 2010 she was Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California-Riverside. Dr. Wartella currently serves on the Board of the World Summit Foundation, the Academic Advisory Board of the Children's Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the advisory boards of the Rudd Center on Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity at Yale University and the Center on Media and Children's Health at Harvard University. She is a Trustee of Sesame Workshop and serves on the PBS Kids Advisory Board.

Email for contact : ellen-wartella@northwestern.edu

Beth Carmona

Beth Carmona
Beth is President of Mediativa and has worked in children's media for over 30 years, with TV Cultura, TVE Brasil, Discovery Kids Latin America, and the Disney Channel. In 2004 with Multirio and Midiativa she co-hosted the 4th World Summit on Media for Children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beth also leads Singular Media & Content, and ComKids.
Beth has taken part in international juries including Prix Jeunesse International, the Japan Prize, Emmy International, Gold Panda China and Latin festivals and regional meetings in Uruguay, Cuba, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina and Chile. She is a member of the Prix Jeunesse International Advisory Board.

Olya Booyar

Olya Booyar
Olya is Head of Radio for the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) an association of broadcasting and industry bodies reaching more than half the world's population. She organized the 2014 World Summit on Children and Media, hosted by the ABU in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Olya began her career at Australia's Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). She was General Manager of the Content, Consumer and Citizen Division of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and managed communications and public affairs for the Australian Writers' Guild.
Olya is a past-President of the global International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) and is on the Board of Australia's National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN).

Chris Lovell

Chris Lovell LLB, BA, LLM
National Managing Partner - Holding Redlich, Director - Clemenger Group Limited, Director - Victorian Rail Track Authority, Trustee - Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust, and Chair - Melbourne Community Foundation.

Ahmad J

Ahmad Jailani Muhamed Yunus (Member).

PhD (Landscape Ecology and Environmental Management), Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
Currently, he is the Deputy Director-General of Broadcasting (Strategic), Department of Broadcasting Malaysia.
Being a member of the National Digital Task Force Committee, this enables him to oversee the entire management of the Department of Broadcasting Malaysia in its daily operations that are equipped with the state-of-the-art technology and supported by well trained and professional staff. The scope of duty covers the following:
- Radio and TV programming
- News and Current Affairs
- Implementation of Digital Media Interactive in relating to digital contents (mobiles services/live streaming)
- Financial Management
- Human Resources Management
- Digital Archiving System
- Advocating the national creative industry policy
Dr. Ahmad Jailani was elected as a Vice-President of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) at the 2012 ABU General Assembly in Seoul for three years term as from 1st January 2013. Hence, by virtue of his position, automatically, he sits as ABU's "Board of Directors" known as the Administrative Council, which comprises 14 Full and Additional Full Members including RTM.
Dr. Ahmad Jailani has also been appointed to the WSMC Foundation Board of Member.

Prior to this, Dr. Ahmad Jailani has held various public positions in the capacity as USM's tutor for Distance Learning, IDEC Tutor of Hiroshima University, Japan, an Assistant Secretary of the Public Service Commission and an Assistant Director of the Public Service Department of Malaysia respectively, senior programme coordinator, Head of Centre Programme for Local Government, Environment and District Management as well as Head of Programme for Environmental Management.

Emails for contact : jailaniyunus@rtm.gov.my and jailaniyunus@yahoo.com


Vijay Sadhu (Member)

Senior Executive Programming Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union.

Vijay Sadhu joined the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in 2005 to take up the position of Senior Executive Programming. She initiated the radio programming activities in the Union, creating several forums and devising a wide range of activities. As a part of this, she organises a number of radio programming conferences and content developmental workshops every year, including the IRIB Radio Forum.

She has served on the jury panel of prestigious international radio competitions like the New York Festival, Iran International Radio Festival and the Turquoise Festival of Turkey.

Vijay has presented papers in several international conferences and gatherings of experts from all parts of the world. She is quite well known among the broadcasting industry in the region.

She is quite well versed with the impact and the needs of content for digital radio. Her forte is international interaction with broadcasters and industry professionals.

Vijay Sadhu started her media career in 1980 in All India Radio - Doordarshan, the national public broadcaster of India. As a Programme Executive, she was responsible for conceptualising, directing and creating TV and radio programme content. She also took up management responsibilities later. She has vast professional experience in the field of radio and television programming and broadcasting, having directed and produced more than 1400 radio and TV programmes in her career.

As an artiste, Vijay has made many public performances playing on Sitar and on electric guitar. She holds a Masters degree in Indian instrumental classical music.