Veja (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈveʒɐ], English: Look ) is a Brazilian weekly newsmagazine published in São Paulo and distributed throughout the country by the media conglomerate Grupo Abril. It is the leading weekly publication in the country, and one of the most influential outlets of the Brazilian press. It is known in Brazil for its conservative political positions.
Veja publishes 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.
It was founded in September 11, 1968, and was censored by the Brazilian military regime from 1969 to 1976.
Columnists in the magazine include Diogo Mainardi, Reinaldo Azevedo, Stephen Kanitz, Lya Luft and Ivan Ângelo.
Some of the published content can be seen on the magazine's website for free. Only subscribers have full access.
Veja's main competitors are Época and IstoÉ.
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. Abril responded to Calheiros in a press release where they denied all charges.