Changing Times is a platform for longform, investigative journalism that gives a voice to those rarely, if ever, heard elsewhere. It goes to the heart of issues, no matter how challenging.

The environment, human rights, and health and well-being are the main focuses.

Since March 2020, I have worked almost exclusively on articles about Covid-19 and SARS-CoV-2 and there are major pieces here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

My articles include a tome about Covid vaccination and numerous articles about the possible lab origin of SARS-CoV-2, and there’s a piece about hydroxychloroquine here.

I continually update my tome about Covid vaccination. Every week I update the adverse reaction statistics with new data from VAERS in the US, EudraVigilance, and the WHO’s VigiBase. I regularly update statistics from the TGA in Australia and, when possible, also update the statistics from the UK and France.

Click on LATEST NEWS AND FEATURES for the most recent posts.

In the Changing Times photo gallery, you’ll find snapshots of life in Malaysia, Australia, and Indonesia. A gallery of photos from India will be online very soon.

The Blue City (Chandpole) in Jodhpur.


Unscrupulous governments and corporations are wreaking untold environmental havoc and taking away citizens’ rights to make decisions about their own health.

Free of the strictures of the mainstream, Changing Times brings you the real stories – reliable information that is a counterbalance to clickbait. It is not tethered by the usual news cycle, which leaves little room for in-depth research, and treats press releases as alerts, not the full story.

Changing Times not only highlights problems; it also points to solutions.

Read about the plight of koalas in Australia and orangutans on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, plastic pollution on land and in the ocean, urban overdevelopment in Kuala Lumpur, and the threats to the Great Barrier Reef.

Find out, too, about reiki, ayurveda, homeopathy, and other healing practices.

I have written five extremely comprehensive articles about the dangers of HPV vaccination. The most recent one is here, and the earlier four are here, here, here and here.

There are articles about Parkinson’s disease here and here.

Journalism can be holistic!


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Changing Times puts a human face on issues that can sometimes seem too troubling to contemplate. It carries reports about the people engaged in the struggle to make our world a better place, those who are driving change. It conveys their messages, shows what motivates them, and sheds light on the reality of their daily lives.

Protecting wildlife


Changing Times is the place to find in-depth reports about the 11th Asia for Animals conference, which took place in Dalian, China. You can read Part 1 of my conference round-up here. Part 2 is here. There is also coverage of AfA 2017 and the 2015 gathering.




Orangutans are becoming increasingly endangered as their habitat continues to be destroyed. Those working to protect and rescue them face massive challenges

My most recent article, which is about NGOs and palm oil companies collaborating to protect orangutans, is here.

I’ve been grappling, as a journalist, with the issue of palm oil cultivation since 2012 and there are a host of Changing Times articles on the subject.

There are also a large number of articles about the plight of the orangutan and other wildlife in Asia.

You can find a piece about one of the many rescues carried out by the Orangutan Information Centre’s Human-Orangutan Conflict Response Unit (HOCRU) in Sumatra here.

There’s an article here about the release into the wild of ten rehabilitated orangutans by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF). They were the first releases the BOSF was able to carry out after the Covid-19 pandemic began.

There is a a comprehensive article here about the threat posed to the Tapanuli orangutans by a hydropower plant project, and another piece about the Tapanuli here.

There’s also an article about International Orangutan Day in 2020 here.

Photo by Maxime Aliaga.

The plight of the koala has received comprehensive coverage on Changing Times and there are round-ups about two national conferences about Australia’s most iconic animal. One of those reports is here, and there is also a French version of that article.

Changing Times also brings you reports about the plight of sun bears. You can read about a ten-year action plan to protect sun bears here.

The website is a trusted source of information about palm oil, and one of the main sources of information about the urgent need to protect the Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia. There is an article about the destruction of the Tripa peat forest in Aceh here.

Activists in danger

In numerous countries, including Colombia, the Philippines, Brazil, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, campaigners literally risk their lives defending the environment, their land, and their water resources.

This article details the findings presented in the most recent Global Witness report about the killings of environmental defenders worldwide. According to the NGO’s latest report, 1,733 land and environmental defenders have been killed over the past ten years,

“The data is clearly showing that we are dealing not only with an environmental but also a humanitarian crisis, with a land and environmental defender killed every other day over the past ten years,” Global Witness said.

Two hundred of the defenders were killed in 2021; that’s nearly four people murdered every week.

Changing Times is also a unique platform for articles about literature festivals in India and Indonesia. These festivals raise very pertinent global issues and are fascinating forums for debate. There’s an article about the 2022 hybrid Jaipur Literature Festival (online and on-ground) here, my piece about the 2021 virtual JLF is here, there’s a preview of the 2021 festival here, and an article about the 2020 JLF  here.  Changing Times also covered the festivals in 2019, 2018, and 2017.

JLF 2020



Changing Times also brings its readers balanced reporting about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with 239 people on board.

You can read the most recent article here.






You can also find detailed reports on the work of the Nonhuman Rights Project in the United States. The most recent article is here.

Changing Times is also the place to find full coverage of the 9th World Urban Forum, which was held in Kuala Lumpur.

Changing Times has also brought you audio digests of some of the articles on the website. 


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A quote to remember:No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein.

Some positive links

Playing For Change
Becoming minimalist
Zero Waste
The Shift Network
The Grandmothers Speak
Humanity’s Team

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