— Published 19 September 2022

Journalists in training

With ten months to go before the event, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is preparing its media to announce and cover the 2023 Games of the Francophonie in Kinshasa. A seminar of a new kind brought together some 60 local journalists in the country’s capital for three days last week. The aim of the workshop was to familiarise the Congolese press with the challenges of the event, particularly in terms of diplomacy, economics, culture, sports and tourism. The organisers stressed the importance of the role of the national press in informing the public about an event that is still unknown to a large part of the population. Initially scheduled for 2021, then postponed twice, the Games of La Francophonie are due to take place in Kinshasa from 23 July to 6 August 2023.