Ben Deighton


Ben Deighton is the Managing Editor of SciDev.Net, the world’s biggest news service covering science in a development context. Ben is responsible for overseeing SciDev.Net content, ensuring its editorial independence and the quality of articles and multimedia products. Ben joined SciDev.Net in July 2017 after four years as editor of Horizon magazine. Ben has worked as a journalist since 2001 and was previously a reporter for the Reuters news agency in London and Brussels. He has a degree in French and a postgraduate diploma in journalism.

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Africa Science Focus

Africa Science Focus is a weekly podcast looking at the impact of science on people in LDCs in sub-Saharan Africa. It has been created by SciDev.Net's team in Nairobi and includes contributions from journalists across the region.