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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Report Shows Arab World’s Differing Opinions on Freedom of Expression

Benjamin Plackett / 08 Dec 2017 / News

Freedom of speech is diminishing globally and Arab countries are leading this trend. But their citizens disagree as to whether fading freedom is a problem.

An Important Step Toward Stopping a Parasitic Disease

Benjamin Plackett / 22 Oct 2017 / News

Researchers in Lebanon are determining the genetics of a parasite prevalent in refugee camps.

The Researcher Who Wants to Tidy the Web

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Oct 2017 / News

This researcher believes the Internet has expanded without any oversight and wants to correct that.

Researchers Find Vitamin D Deficiency High In Arab Women

Benjamin Plackett / 04 Oct 2017 / News

Vitamin D deficiency in the region is worryingly high but experts disagree on whether doctors should recommend supplements.

Donors Fall Short on Aid for Refugee Education

Benjamin Plackett / 02 Oct 2017 / News

Human Rights Watch tracked the progress of six governments in fulfilling pledges they made last year. It found delays and big gaps between promises and delivery.

In Malnutrition’s Aftermath, Researchers See a Hidden Crisis—Education

Benjamin Plackett / 05 Sep 2017 / News

Millions of malnourished children are at risk of problems in their cognitive development, say experts.

Graphic Novel Bears Witness To ‘The Jungle’

Benjamin Plackett / 08 Aug 2017 / Opinion

At the notorious French refugee camp, a cartoonist brings an unusual perspective to her experience as a volunteer.

Researchers Ask, Is Dubai Really Cosmopolitan?

Benjamin Plackett / 03 Aug 2017 / News

French researchers will use sociological data to answer the question scientifically—and stir debate about what the term means.

Researchers Find Pollution from Cosmetics in Gulf Waters

Benjamin Plackett / 14 Jul 2017 / News

In the Arabian Gulf, researchers have found high concentrations of tiny plastic beads that may carry toxic pollutants. But their work has been hobbled by the recent rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Discovery of Oldest Human Remains Fosters Moroccan Pride

Benjamin Plackett / 07 Jul 2017 / News

After finding the oldest recorded fossils of human ancestors, in Morocco, researchers continue to dig to tell their story.