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“Wars of Yesterday and Today,” the new book by Ramón Lobo and Mikel Ayestaran 

The two war reporters are the first to appear in the collection of books “Voces 5W”

November 18, 2016
How has the coverage of conflicts changed? Why are peace processes failing? How has terrorism evolved over the last few decades? Why become a journalist? Reporters Ramón Lobo (Lagunillas, Venezuela, 1955) and Mikel Ayestaran (Beasain, Guipúzcoa, 1975) discuss these questions in an in-depth, critical and self-critical conversation that travels around the world.

Voces 5W is the new publishing project by 5W: an annual collection of books with inter-generational, intercultural or multidisciplinary dialogues about the world. In this first book, Guerras de ayer y de hoy (Wars of Yesterday and Today), Lobo and Ayestaran review how the conflicts in Palestine, Syria and Iraq have evolved and discuss the consequences that the West’s perception of Islam have had. A well-flowing dialogue about the war, war correspondents, freelancers and the trade of describing what is happening in the world, through the personal experience of both authors.

The book includes illustrations by Cinta Fosch. You can now buy the book online. and it will be reaching bookstores in early December, at a price of 12 euros. Revista 5W subscribers will receive it at home with no additional cost, as it is included in their subscription fee.

Technical information:
Format: 15.4 x 12.2 centimeters (closed); 15.4 x 24.4 (open)
Number of pages: 144
Binding: sewn
Print run: 2,500 copies

Invitation to the presentation of “Wars of Yesterday and Today” with Ramón Lobo and Mikel Ayestaran:
  • Barcelona: Monday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m., Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (at Calle Immaculada, 22).
  • Madrid: Tuesday, November 22, at 7:00 p.m., Universidad Complutense de Madrid (School of Information Sciences).

About Revista 5W: A publication with international information on the Internet and on paper, with a radical commitment to narrative and photography. Published by Colectivo 5W, a traveling group which seeks to write about and photograph the world, founded by nine professionals working in international journalism: Agus Morales, Anna Surinyach, Maribel Izcue, Marta Arias, Xavier Aldekoa, Igor G. Barbero, Mikel Ayestaran, Pablo R. Suanzes and Quim Zudaire.
“Wars of Yesterday and Today,” the new book by Ramón Lobo and Mikel Ayestaran