By Bernardo Caceres Vegas, KNN Network Coordinator
Mexico city held, from July 16 to 19, the First Ibero-American Festival of Children and Media, Apantallad@s, a showroom for kids on media projects and awareness, consisting of a seminar with producers and experts, workshops for more than 60 attendants from all over Mexico, Latin America and abroad, and a record assisted exhibit at the Museum of Popular Arts.
Thousands of kids attended workshops on communication rights, radio, TV and crafts, while producers and experts discussed public media, quality kids programming, audience literacy and identities in the global village. The organizers were Mexican organization Comunicación Comunitaria, presided by Irma Ávila Pietrasanta.
All participants agreed to demand public media in their countries and to promote more quality programs for children and adolescents. They also joined in KNN proposal to bring the voices of children and adolescents to the COP 16 environmental summit in Cancun, Mexico, next December.