Graduate research assistant Diego Cerna Aragon publishes post in DATACTIVE’s blog

Published on June 2nd, 2020

Person on the streets of Lima waiting to be tested for COVID-19 before being allowed to leave the city. Credits: REUTERS/Sebastián Castañeda

Graduate research assistant Diego Cerna Aragon published a post in DATACTIVE‘s blog “COVID-19 from the margins” on how the Peruvian state is using social welfare databases to distribute financial support during the coronavirus crisis. Here is the teaser of the post:

The Peruvian tragedies are manifold. This blog post directs attention to one in particular related to the matter of counting during the pandemic. Although most of the debate focuses on how governments count the infected and the deceased, this post reflects on how the Peruvian state counts the living to protect their wellbeing – and how it fails to do so. 

Read the complete blog post in the following link: https://data-activism.net/2020/06/bigdatasur-covid-on-not-being-visible-to-the-state-the-case-of-peru/. DATACTIVE is a research project funded by the European Research Council and based at the Department of Media Studies of the University of Amsterdam.