||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Portuguese Wikipedia. (April 2013)|
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.
Veja was founded on September 11, 1968, and was subject to censorship by the Brazilian military dictatorship from 1969 to 1976. The magazine content is often aligned with some conservative sectors of the Brazilian political right. The magazine has a lot of controversies covers - the most problematic was about Fidel Castro's death, when the press put the phrase "Gone too late" ("Já vai tarde", original) in the cover.
Some of the published content can be seen on the magazine's website for free.
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.