||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Portuguese Wikipedia. (April 2013)|
|Editorial Director||Eurípedes Alcântara|
|Categories||News, Politics, Economy, Entertainment, Sports & Culture|
|Paid circulation||923.865 (2012)|
|First issue||September 11, 1968|
Veja (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈveʒɐ], English: See) is a Brazilian weekly newsmagazine published in São Paulo and distributed throughout the country by the media conglomerate Grupo Abril. It is the leading weekly publication in the country, and one of the most influential outlets of the Brazilian press.
Veja publishes articles about politics, economics, culture, behavior, world events, entertainment and wars. It treats subjects as technology, ecology and religion with certain regularity. It has recurring sections on cinema, television, practical literature, music and guides on diverse subjects.
It was founded in September 11, 1968, and was censored by the Brazilian military regime from 1969 to 1976.
Some of the published content can be seen on the magazine's website for free. Only subscribers have full access.
On its May 25, 2007 issue Veja ran a story on the president of the Brazilian Senate, Renan Calheiros, accusing him of accepting funds from a lobbyist to pay for the child support of a daughter from a previous extramarital affair with journalist Monica Veloso. During a speech in his defense given from the Senate's floor, Calheiros accused Grupo Abril, Veja's parent company, of having violated Brazilian corporate law in relation to its sale of 30% of the capital of its publishing arm to South-African media group Naspers. Abril responded to Calheiros in a press release where they denied all charges.
Veja is often harshly criticized from all sides of the political spectrum outside right-wing conservativism for its stronger focus on those viewpoints.
For example, more than once, it gave voice to sociologists and/or psychologists voicing that sexual orientation is more of a choice than an inborn trait or in favor of allowing regulated Brazilian professionals treating homosexuality as an illness and offering sexual orientation conversion therapy (widely regarded all over the world as ineffective and often more harming than helping), saying Brazil lacks homophobia, and comparing advances of the LGBT rights in Brazil, such as same-sex marriage, to zoophilia. Using homossexualidade instead of widely regarded as pathologizing homossexualismo is not one of the standards for professional media political correctness of the magazine. The magazine was also criticized by publications in which they denied that top models suffered from eating disorders and by discrimination against muslins.
- MARINGONI, Gilberto VEJA vs. CHÁVEZ. Observatório de Imprensa, ISSN 1519-7670 - ANO 12 - Nº 327 - 3/5/2005
- Editora Abril S.A. RELATÓRIO DA ADMINISTRAÇÃO, 2006, P. 4-5
- Depoimento de Renan Calheiros, dia 04 de setembro
- Nota da Abril - 4 de setembro. Grupo Abril. Retrieved October 7, 2007.
- The 1930s at our door: Gays, spinach and goats of Revista Veja (Portuguese)