About Us

The American Srbobran is the official publication of the Serb National Federation and the oldest continuously-published Serbian newspaper in the world. It celebrates a long, rich tradition of Serbian culture to keep American Serbs rooted in their traditions, beliefs, and customs.The American Srbobran maintains both national and international readership. Thus, it has its publications archived both in the United States Library of Congress in Washington, D.C and the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade. General content includes social, athletic, cultural, and religious news relevant to Serbians in the homeland and the United States, the Serbian Diaspora, and those of Serbian descent worldwide.

Starting with its first published issue on January 18, 1906, the Srbobran published weekly papers until 1916. Then, it transitioned to daily releases exclusively in Serbian Cyrillic through the 1930s. In order to attract the first generation of Serbian immigrants who grew up speaking English as their native language, the American Srbobran decided to add an English section to the newspaper. Today, it releases bi-monthly publications in both English and Serbian Cyrillic.

The Pennsylvania Fraternal Congress awarded the American Srbobran “Best Newspaper” in 2001. Dr. Aleksandar Petrov, Ph.D., former Professor of Serbian Language at the University of Pittsburgh, and Sandra Radoja serve as current editors. 

Noteworthy Contributors

Throughout the years, many famous Serbian novelists contributed to the American Srbobran, including:

  • Jovan Ducic
  • Milos Crnjanski
  • Ivo Andric
  • Desanka Maksimovic
  • Vojislav Ilic
  • Milan Rakic
  • V. Rev. Dr. Stavrofor Mateja Matejic
  • Charles Simic
  • Vasko Popa
  • Vasa Mihailovich
  • Dr. Aleksandar Petrov

Additionally, the American Srbobran enjoyed exclusive interviews with many famous Serbs, including scientists and inventors Mihajlo I. Pupin and Nikola Tesla, and World Tennis Champion Novak Djokovic.