Veja (magazine)

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Veja logo as of 2011
Editorial director Eurípedes Alcântara
Categories News, politics, economy, entertainment, sports & culture
Publisher Editora Abril
Paid circulation 923.865 (2012)
Total circulation
1.217.882 (2012)
First issue September 11, 1968
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese

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.[1]

Veja was founded on September 11, 1968, and was subject to censorship by the Brazilian military dictatorship from 1969 to 1976.[2] The magazine, aligned with the centre-Right, often supports a free economy, more toughness on crime and the promotion of individual liberty. Its instance on foreign policy is based on supporting the United States, defending Israel's right to exist and to protect itself. Veja regularly condemns oppressive regimes worldwide, mainly inside the Bolivarian Axis. Veja has already published covers considered controversial by some - for instance, when Cuban dictator 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".

Famous contributors to the magazine include Diogo Mainardi, Caio Blinder, Reinaldo Azevedo, Stephen Kanitz, Lya Luft, and Ivan Ângelo.

Some of the published content can be seen on the magazine's website for free.

Veja's main competitors in Brazil are Época and IstoÉ.

Renan Calheiros controversy[edit]

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.[3] Abril responded to Calheiros in a press release in which they denied all charges.[4]


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