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Pere Ortín Andrés


Pere Ortín Andrés is a journalist and editor of Altaïr Magazine. He was programme host and reporter for "El Escarabajo Verde”, a Spanish television (TVE, La 2) programme on ecology, science and environment. In the early days of his professional life, besides working in news programmes including TVE’s “Linea 900”, he was a news anchor-man on Channel 9 – TVV (Valencia Television) and a member of the Press Department of the Organising Committee for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Since 1992 he has published articles and reports in the Barcelona daily La Vanguardia and in its Sunday magazine. He also writes for periodicals including National Geographic, Altaïr, Geo, Integraland the French magazine VSD. He has considerable international experience as a journalist in a large number of countries in Africa (Namibia, Mozambique, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa and Cape Verde), in the Americas (Nicaragua, Peru, Honduras, Costa Rica and El Salvador), as well as in Japan, Australia, Egypt and Singapore. He has directed several documentary films, among them El Gran Pachinko (The Great Pachinko, 1999), Le Mal d’Afrique (African Malaise, 2006), Cazadores de imágenes (Image Hunters, 2007) and Africalls? (2008). He has also published the book Mbini. Cazadores de imágenes en la Guinea colonial ('Mbini: Image Hunters in Colonial Guinea', Altaïr, 2007), which is based on many years of research in Spanish colonial archives in Africa.

Update: 11 March 2016


Peter Kuper

Presentation of the “Viatges dibuixats” issue of Altaïr Magazine

Has participated in

Travels in Sketches

Travel literature through graphic fiction

The new correspondents

Conversation with Tania Adam, Xavier Aldekoa, Samuel Aranda and Gemma Parellada. Moderated by Pere Ortín

Literature, a Journey in Time and Space

Lecture by Patrick Deville