The Guardian Weekly

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The Guardian Weekly
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Guardian Media Group
Editor Abby Deveney
Founded 1919
Political alignment Centre-left
Language English
Headquarters Kings Place, London, UK
ISSN 0958-9996

The Guardian Weekly is a weekly British-based (London) English language newspaper published by the Guardian Media Group and is one of the world's oldest international newspapers. It has readers in 173 countries.[citation needed] It was founded with the aim of spreading progressive British ideas into the United States after the First World War. Its first edition was printed a week after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, and included the following as a mission statement: "We aim at presenting what is best and most interesting in the Guardian, what is most distinctive and independent of time, in a compact weekly form".[1]

The Guardian Weekly draws on the editorial resources of The Guardian and also contains articles from The Observer and The Washington Post and articles translated from France's Le Monde newspaper.

Printed in three locations: United Kingdom, United States and Australia, the paper has a readership of almost 200,000.[citation needed], and a circulation of 122,828 - the second-highest of any UK-based global weekly,[2] behind The Economist (circulation 1.4 million). [3]

The paper's readers include many world statesmen, including the late Nelson Mandela, who subscribed during his time in prison and described the paper as his "window on the wider world".[4] George W. Bush was reportedly the first President of the United States since Jimmy Carter not to subscribe to The Guardian Weekly.[5] In September 2006 an edition was banned in Egypt for publishing articles allegedly insulting both Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.[6]


  1. ^ Bennett, Natalie (2010-06-15). "The Guardian Weekly at 90". The Guardian Weekly (London). Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  2. ^ "How to subscribe". The Guardian Weekly (London). Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  3. ^ "The Economist Circulation ABC Certificates". The Economist. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  4. ^ "About the Guardian Weekly". The Guardian Weekly (London). Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  5. ^ Burkeman, Oliver (2006-11-18). "Bush reveals he is a Guardian reader (though sadly not a regular)". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2006-11-25. 
  6. ^ "Egypt bans newspaper editions offending Islam". State Information Service. 25 September 2006. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 

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