A dozen local print and broadcast journalists attended the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “English for Journalism”—created by the University of Pennsylvania—at Embassy Kinshasa’s Information and Research Center, from February 23 to April 27. The journalists, most of whom graduated from the Congo-American Language Institute (CALI), studied the principles of journalism, were provided substantial insight into the history of journalism and expanded their knowledge about print and broadcast journalism and journalism in the digital age. They were also given the opportunity to broaden their vocabulary and strongly consolidate their grammatical knowledge. The participation of the journalists in the MOOC reflected the Public Affairs Section’s commitment to supporting the professionalization of media actors in the DRC.
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