Benjamin Plackett

Benjamin Plackett

Benjamin was previously editor of an online technology news magazine called The Connectivist, for which he executed a successful editorial strategy that expanded readership, established that publication within the technology world, and ensured high quality. Benjamin’s work has been published by Wired Magazine, CNN Health and Scientific American. He has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University with an advanced certificate in science, health and environmental reporting and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Imperial College, London.

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Data & Surveys Research Science

Shifting Desert Winds Could Turn Arabian Fisheries Barren

Benjamin Plackett | 23 Jan 2020

Large populations around the Arabian Sea, from India to Yemen, depend on its fish stocks, which are sustained in part by nutrients in wind-borne dust.

Internet Publishing Research Technology & Online Learning

Arab Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence in Bid to Thwart Fake News

Benjamin Plackett | 14 Jan 2020

Computer engineers in the U.A.E. and Jordan are working together on technology to help Internet users better identify fake news.

Administration Data & Surveys Employment

Arab Business Schools Seek a Better Return on Their Investment

Benjamin Plackett | 03 Jan 2020

Middle Eastern business-school leaders said at a regional summit that they needed to strengthen their impact in the region, through both education and research.

Academic Freedom Arab Researcher Survey Data & Surveys Finances Research

Most Arab-World Researchers Want to Leave, a New Survey Finds

Benjamin Plackett | 03 Dec 2019

A survey by Al-Fanar Media found that many researchers in Arab countries are unhappy with their working conditions and would rather be employed outside of the region.

Arab Researcher Survey Conflict Finances Research

An Iraqi Researcher’s Situation Spotlights the Need for Investment in Research

Benjamin Plackett | 02 Dec 2019

A researcher in Iraq risks the quality of his geological samples when he ships them to Italy for analysis.

Arab Researcher Survey Data & Surveys Finances Research

Brain Drain Can Be Reversed, One Lebanese Physician Says

Benjamin Plackett | 02 Dec 2019

Most researchers in Arab countries say they want to leave, but one academic administrator has developed a strategy for bringing those who have left back.

Data & Surveys Development Gender Health & Medicine

Will Arab Youth Reach Their Potential? The World Bank’s ‘Human Capital Index’ Offers Predictions

Benjamin Plackett | 10 Nov 2019

The institution’s new Human Capital Index indicates that many of the region’s youth face significant barriers in pursuing their full potential, but economists say it’s a more complicated than a single metric.

Data & Surveys Research Science

As Lebanon’s Forests Burn, Researchers Seek Solutions

Benjamin Plackett | 04 Nov 2019

Lebanon’s forest fires are started by humans and getting worse due to climate change. A solution requires more information and political effort, researchers say.

Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Research

Why Did People Die? Unreliable Data Affect Research in Many Arab Countries

Benjamin Plackett | 21 Oct 2019

Two new studies question the accuracy of death certificates in the Middle East, an issue that creates difficulties for researchers and policymakers who want to improve public-health efforts.

Data & Surveys Gender Health & Medicine Research

Female Genital Mutilation Is a Stubborn Problem, but Education Helps

Benjamin Plackett | 07 Oct 2019

New research shows that educating teenage girls about the risks of female genital mutilation changes their opinions to view it less favorably, but experts say that alone won’t work.




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