Chaldeans Launch Community Newspaper

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By: Steve Schmidt | U-T San Diego

— East County’s growing Chaldean community is turning to old-school media to create a new voice.

It has started a newspaper. It’s called “Betha Kaldaya,” or Chaldean House, and the nonprofit group behind it came out with a debut issue last month and plans to publish again next week.

“With over 30,000 Chaldeans living in El Cajon, many of whom are newcomers, it is essential to have a media outlet that understands their background, culture and the challenges they are facing,” read the inaugural edition.

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