Veja logo as of 2011
|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, look [at it]) is a Brazilian weekly news magazine published in São Paulo and distributed throughout the country by 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 on politics, economics, culture, world events, entertainment, and war. It also regularly includes editorial pieces related to themes like technology, ecology, and religious debate. It has recurring sections on cinema, television, practical literature, music, and guides on diverse subjects.
History and profile
Veja was founded on September 11, 1968, and was subject to censorship by the Brazilian military dictatorship from 1969 to 1976. The magazine, aligned with the centre-right, often supports a free economy, more toughness on crime and the promotion of individual liberty. Veja regularly condemns oppressive regimes worldwide, mainly inside the Bolivarian Axis. The magazine has already published covers considered controversial by some - for instance, when Cuban ruler Fidel Castro left power, the magazine's front cover read "It was about time!" and by the occasion of Augusto Pinochet's coup in Chile, its cover read "Armed Reconstruction".
Some of the published content can be seen on the magazine's website for free.
In 2001 Veja had a circulation of 1,180,000 copies.
Renan Calheiros controversy
In its May 25, 2007, issue, Veja ran a story on then-Senate president, Renan Calheiros, accusing him of accepting funds from a lobbyist to pay for the child support of a daughter from an extramarital affair with journalist Monica Veloso. During a speech in his defense given in the Senate floor 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 from its publishing arm to South African media group Naspers. Abril responded to Calheiros in a press release in which they denied all charges.
- 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
- "Top 50 General Interest magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Magazine.com. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- Depoimento de Renan Calheiros, dis 04 de setembro
- Nota da Abril - 4 de setembro. Grupo Abril. Retrieved October 7, 2007.