Garant Media Holding has partnered with the National Geographic Society to launch the local-language edition of National Geographic magazine in Azerbaijan. National Geographic Azerbaijan debuts with the September 2014 issue, which leads with a feature on “Colors of Azerbaijan.” The magazine will be available monthly on newsstands and by subscription.
The announcement about the new National Geographic Azerbaijan edition was made today at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baku.
The event was attended by National Geographic photographer Reza Deghati; Editor in Chief, National Geographic Magazine and News, Susan Goldberg; and National Geographic’s head of international publishing, Terrence B. Adamson; Garant Media Holding CEO Elnur Baimov; and National Geographic Azerbaijan Editor in Chief Seymur Teymurov.
The new edition will publish content from the English-language edition and will introduce local content of interest to the Azerbaijani reader. The price for the magazine on newsstands will be 4 AZN (US$5).
“National Geographic launched its first edition in the Caucasus in Georgia in 2012, and we’re excited to further our reach in the region with National Geographic Azerbaijan, the 40th local-language edition of our magazine,” said Adamson. “National Geographic magazine continues to win awards for its timely coverage of critical issues that affect our planet, and we are excited to partner with Garant Media Holding to bring these important stories to Azerbaijan in the local language.”
Printed in English since 1888, National Geographic provides in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science and technology through comprehensive and timely articles and legendary photographs and maps. The magazine is read by 60 million readers around the globe each month. In addition to English, the magazine is now published in 40 local languages. The magazine’s most recent local-language edition before the Azerbaijani edition was the Ukrainian edition that debuted in March 2013; National Geographic’s Taiwan edition expanded to Hong Kong in July 2013.