Veja (magazine)


Veja (magazine)

Infobox Magazine
title = Veja


image_size = 200px
image_caption = "Veja" cover dated 30 December 1992
publisher = Editora Abril
paid_circulation = 1.107.050
unpaid_circulation =
total_circulation =
circulation_year = 2006
language = Portuguese
country = Brazil
firstdate = September 11 1968
category = News
frequency = weekly
editor = Eurípedes Alcântara
editor_title = Editor

"Veja" (Portuguese for "See") is a Brazilian weekly newsmagazine published in São Paulo and distributed throughout the country by Editora Abril. It has a circulation of over a million copies by issue, the largest in Brazil. [http://publicidade.abril.com.br/geral_circulacao_revista.php"Tabela Geral de Circulação."] ] It was founded by Mino Carta in 1968.

"Veja" publishes conservative 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. [http://observatorio.ultimosegundo.ig.com.br/artigos.asp?cod=327ASP003 MARINGONI, Gilberto "VEJA vs. CHÁVEZ." Observatório de Imprensa, ISSN 1519-7670 - ANO 12 - Nº 327 - 3/5/2005] ]

It was founded in September 1968, and was censored by the Brazilian military regime from 1969 to 1976. On May 2006, the South African group Naspers acquired 30% of Editora Abril's capital for US$ 422 million. [http://www.abril.com.br/arquivo/releda2006.pdf Editora Abril S.A. "RELATÓRIO DA ADMINISTRAÇÃO", 2006, P. 4-5] ] Bandeirantes reported that the deal between the two companies is illegal.

Columnists in the magazine include Diogo Mainardi, Stephen Kanitz and Lya Luft.

Some of the published content can be seen on the magazine's website for free. Only subscribers have full access.

Article on Wikipedia

In January 23, 2005, "Veja" published an unsigned article about Wikipedia entitled "Written by whomever wants to", shedding doubts on the encyclopedia's reliability. According to the article, the freedom entailed by Wikipedia is a cause for its success, but "it is also Wikipedia's greatest flaw, because its articles are subject to ignorants and ill-disposed [individuals] ". It goes on to draw a comparison with "Encyclopædia Britannica", whose first article on psychoanalysis was, according to "Veja", written by Sigmund Freud.

The magazine stated that Wikipedia's correction mechanism "works better in subjects in which many people are interested [...] , such as technology. It becomes disastrous in obscure or political themes". Veja made a test to try to prove their point. In the article on Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the magazine allegedly inserted the information that he was born in "a big city in the industrial state of Pernambuco". "Veja" claimed the fake info stayed online for 2 days, until they removed it themselves.

The history log for that article shows that such a change was made on January 17, 2005, by [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&target=200.196.241.1 User:200.196.241.1] , and was reverted by the same user on January 19.

Among the Wikipedia comunity, this is known as . Some Wikipedians expressed their dislike for Veja's attitude. See for instance for this article.

Renan Calheiros

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. [http://oglobo.globo.com/pais/noblat/post.asp?cod_Post=72177&a=118 "Depoimento de Renan Calheiros, dia 04 de setembro"] ] Abril responded to Calheiros in a press release where they denied all charges. [http://www.abril.com.br/br/imprensa/conteudo_250004.shtml Nota da Abril - 4 de setembro] . Grupo Abril. Retrieved October 7, 2007.]

References

External links

* [http://www.veja.com.br/ Official website]


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