A downside of ethnic news gets an upside

Won’t reliance on publications in the “mother tongue” tend to encourage immigrants to remain ghettoized, apart from the mainstream culture of their new home in Canada? For the first while, probably so.

But what if those newspapers also carried articles explaining the history, laws and customs of Canada? What if the articles were given for free to publishers, ready to go, tranlated into the languages of readers?

That was the brilliance of Canadian Sene, a news service begun as a non-profit organization. It acted as a bridge, helping newcomers understand their new environment.

— BA

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