Raúl Allain

(Lima, 1989) Escritor, poeta, editor y sociólogo. Estudió en la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM). Actualmente preside el Instituto Peruano de la Juventud (IPJ) y dirige el sello independiente Río Negro. En septiembre del 2019 recibió el "Premio mundial el Águila Internacional a la excelencia sociológica" por parte de la Unión Hispanomundial de Escritores (UHE). Consultor internacional de la Asociación de Víctimas de Acoso Organizado y Tortura Electrónica (VIACTEC).

Peru: Stop violence against women

Despite the various and permanent campaigns against violence against women and feminicide, the problem persists and is one of the most serious in our society today, along with corruption of officials, delinquency and organised crime and family violence. In documents…

Towards a sociology of the native peoples of Peru

The fact that 48 native languages are spoken in Peru is an indicator of the complexity of “being Peruvian”. We propose a look beyond multilingualism in order to achieve true social inclusion. From a socio-historical perspective, afterwards the discovery of…

Peru: Towards effective and authentic investigative journalism

In a previous essay, we stated that the challenges of investigative journalism are how to find information that is valuable to the public; how to value, analyse and contextualise it; how to transmit it in a way that transcends the…

Peru: Investigating is the essence of journalism

The essence of journalism is to investigate in order to find the truth. The historical development of the so-called “investigative journalism” is relevant because it has marked a total difference with the so-called “heart press” and even more so with…

Emotional education: an anthropological approach

The importance of human adaptation in times of crisis is a must. It is therefore urgent that the state and society in general, develop “emotional education” as a fundamental requirement for personal and social equilibrium. As a social anthropologist, I…

[Peru] The “Plata como cancha” case: lessons on the professional ethics of journalists

Judge Raúl Jesús Vega, of the 30th Criminal Court of the Lima Superior Court of Justice, sentenced Christopher Acosta, author of the book “Plata como cancha”, to a two-year suspended prison sentence for defamation and ordered him to pay civil…

Political instability and signs of alleged corruption in Peru

Peruvian President José Pedro Castillo Terrones took office on 28 July after defeating Keiko Fujimori, the candidate of the Fuerza Popular organisation, in a run-off election that was decided by less than one percent of the vote. Since then, the…

Peru: Democracy and the dismissal of the government

Representatives of the opposition bench in the Peruvian Congress have openly called for the impeachment of the President of Peru, José Pedro Castillo Terrones, on the grounds that he is permanently morally unfit to govern and is causing political instability…

Old and new social paradigms

Information and communication technologies are leading society into a new paradigm of coexistence, where the virtual is gaining ground every day in all daily activities, including science, politics, e-commerce, tele-education and all the systems of mass persuasion never seen before.…

Peru: Mysticism and religiosity in Lima

In the Lima of “all bloods”, where the most cosmopolitan trends coexist with popular and religious traditions rooted in the heritage of our pre-Hispanic ancestors, there is a transversal component to the lives of the people of Lima: religiosity, always…

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