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.
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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 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.
Journalism can be holistic!
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.
The nightmare experienced by Australians who have huge coal seam gas fields on their doorstep is the focus of this article, which highlights the strength and determination of people whose lives have been devastated by CSG exploitation.
Australia is also being ravaged by the coal mining industry. You can read about the opposition to the planned expansion of the Wilpinjong mine in the Hunter Valley. and the devastation being caused to the area, here and here.
There is an article about the Queensland Department of Environment and Science’s decision to approve Adani’s Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Management Plan (GDEMP) for the massive Carmichael coal mine here.
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 is a comprehensive article about this year’s Jaipur festival here.
Changing Times is the place to find in-depth reports about the 10th Asia for Animals conference, which took place in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu. You can read Part 1 of my conference round-up here and Part 2 is here.
The plight of the koala gets 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.
Orangutans are becoming increasingly endangered in face of the continued destruction of their habitat and those working to protect and rescue them face massive challenges. This round-up article was written to mark International Orangutan Day and you can find an article about one of the many rescues carried out by the Orangutan Information Centre’s Human Orangutan Conflict Response Unit (HOCRU) in Sumatra here.
Changing Times also brings you reports about the plight of sun bears. You can read about a new 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.
Changing Times is also the place to find full coverage of the 9th World Urban Forum, which was held in Kuala Lumpur.
There are several reports about Kampong Bharu – the last remaining urban village in the centre of Kuala Lumpur – which is being targeted for high-rise development. A new master plan has been released since these articles were written. Updates will be online soon.
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 articles here, here and here.
Activists in danger
In several countries, including Honduras, Guatemala, the Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia, environmental campaigners literally fear for their lives.
Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres Flores was murdered because of her opposition to the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam. Changing Times has five reports about her assassination, including this article.
This article details the findings of the most recent Global Witness report about the killings of environmental defenders worldwide.
A quote to remember: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein.
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