WASHINGTON (Oct. 25, 2006)–A Serbian edition of National Geographic magazine will launch in November 2006, expanding the international reach of the magazine that has set the standard for excellence in reporting, photography and mapmaking to 29 different language editions. The Serbian edition will be published by Adria Media Serbia.
Published under license from the National Geographic Society, the new Serbian edition, like the magazine’s 28 other local-language editions, will follow closely the editorial content of the English-language original. It will be produced to the exacting standards of the Society, in the same format, with the familiar yellow-bordered cover. The magazine has enlisted some of the most prominent Serbian scientists as consulting experts.
Editor-in-chief of National Geographic Serbia is Igor Rill, a 35-year-old art historian and experienced editor from Belgrade. “A dream has come true: National Geographic magazine is finally in the Serbian language,” said Rill.
The official journal of the 118-year-old National Geographic Society, National Geographic magazine provides in-depth editorial coverage of cultures, nature, science and technology. Published in English since 1888, the magazine also appears in Japanese, Spanish (separate editions for Spain and Latin America), Italian, Hebrew, Greek, French, German, Polish, Korean, Portuguese (separate editions for Portugal and Brazil), Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Chinese (traditional characters), Finnish, Turkish, Thai, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Croatian, Bahasa, Bulgarian, Slovenian and now Serbian. The magazine has a total circulation of around 8.5 million and is read in every country of the world.
“Giving people a window to the world in their own language through National Geographic’s incomparable photographs and storytelling is a compelling way to extend the Society’s mission to educate and inspire,” said National Geographic President John Fahey.
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its five magazines, television programs, films, radio, books, videos, maps, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, is read by 40 million people a month. National Geographic Channel reaches over 290 million households in 27 languages in 164 countries. Nationalgeographic.com receives more than 7 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 8,000 scientific research projects and supports an education program combating geography illiteracy. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com.