Friday September 30, 2016
Jul-22-2012 00:03TweetFollow @OregonNews
AldinEntertainment.com is a Showcase for Resistance-Based MediaTim King Salem-News.com
A young man from Boston is setting a standard for kids by using his voice and his mind and following his heart.
(BOSTON / SALEM) - The new Website for AldinEntertainment.com, offers a fantastic overview of the music videos, books and other resistance-oriented media that gives a voice to those who lack one. It features media produced with and for Salem-News.com.
At the heart of the operation is the son of one of our writers; Jamal Belica. At the age of ten; the kid is way ahead of his time! Working with his extremely talented father, Salem-News.com Boston Bureau Chief Agron Belica, this young man has written and produced a number of popular new songs that pay homage to people who fight for Human Rights.
He is thinking critically and working on projects to help the suffering, and taking the time to recognize the efforts of those who put their lives on the line for the sake of justice.
His song, 'Can't Lose- Bully Proof' goes right to the heart of the matter. Strength is a great thing, it just has to be used for the right things. Jamal sets a standard there also, as a highly accomplished martial arts student.
It is so special because he is aware of and involved in things that most kids, let alone adults, have never even heard of.
But after a few minutes with Jamal or 'JB' as he often goes by, they get a quick and hip education in a multimedia environment. All this, and he is barely out of the gate.
I happen to know this young man from Boston who is setting a standard for kids by using his voice and his mind and following what his heart tells him to do.
At a recent conference in Baltimore, Md., I was honored for the stories I have written about war crimes in Sri Lanka against Tamil Hindus and Christians.
Jamal and his mom, Gentiana, and little brother Benjamin joined his dad Agron, our good friend and team member who is also a singer/songwriter and an acclaimed author on religious history, to attend the conference and get their own take on Tamil history.
This is one of many subjects we have worked on collectively.
Agron wrote the epic song, 'Depression' about the Sri Lanka Genocide. Along with that are many other songs that address the heroic deeds of our writers like Ken O'Keefe and Gilad Atzmon and the late Vittorio Arrigoni; there is much to appreciate about what this father and son are doing
Please visit AldinEntertainment.com and take a look, it is a super interesting site.
Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.
Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.
Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu
In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed by Matt Lintz was launched in December, 2005. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim's life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by Salem-News.com, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.
Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label 'terrorist' is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tense of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel's destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide. You can write to Tim at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Tim's Facebook page (facebook.com/TimKing.Reporter)
Articles for July 21, 2012 | Articles for July 22, 2012 | Articles for July 23, 2012