The Guardian Weekly

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. It was founded with the aim of spreading progressive British ideas into the United States after the First World War. The first edition of the Manchester Guardian Weekly was printed a week after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, and stated its aim as "presenting what is best and most interesting in the Manchester Guardian, what is most distinctive and independent of time, in a compact weekly form". It has long also been printed in an airmail edition on light-weight paper, mailed directly to subscribers where it is not distributed by other means, and in modern times there is access to content via the Internet.[1][2]

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.

The paper is printed in England, Canada, Australia and South Africa.[3] Average worldwide circulation for 2014 was 42,867.[4]

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".[5] George W. Bush was reportedly the first President of the United States since Jimmy Carter not to subscribe to The Guardian Weekly.[6] In September 2006, an issue was banned in Egypt for publishing articles allegedly insulting both Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.[7]


  1. Bennett, Natalie (2010-06-15). "The Guardian Weekly at 90". The Guardian Weekly. London. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
  2. The Scott Trust (26 July 2015). "A history of the Scott Trust". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  3. "Guardian Weekly Brief History". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. ABC Combined total circulation certificate January to December 2014, Guardian Weekly
  5. "About the Guardian Weekly". The Guardian Weekly. London. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
  6. Burkeman, Oliver (2006-11-18). "Bush reveals he is a Guardian reader (though sadly not a regular)". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2006-11-25.
  7. "Egypt bans newspaper editions offending Islam". State Information Service. 25 September 2006. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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