Gauchebdo is a Swiss weekly political magazine published in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1944, it is one of the earliest political publications in the country. At the same time it is the last historic title of the Swiss socialist and communist press.[1]

CategoriesPolitical magazine
FounderLéon Nicole
Year founded1944 (1944)
First issueAugust 1944
Based inGeneva

History and profile

The magazine was established by Léon Nicole under the name Voix ouvrière (VO; meaning Workers' Voice in English) in 1944.[1][2][3] The first issue appeared in August 1944.[1] The magazine, published on a weekly basis, changed its name several times: VO-Hebdo (1980-1986) and VO Realities (1986-1995).[2] In 1995 it was renamed Gauchebdo.[4] The magazine is the media outlet of Swiss Labor Party.[2][4]

The headquarters of Gauchebdo is in Geneva.[1][3] The magazine has a communist stance and covers articles about family allowances, disability insurance, and equality between men and women.[1]

In 2014 the number of subscribers was 2000.[1]


  1. "Le journal socialiste Gauchebdo souffle 70 bougies". RTS (in French). Genève. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  2. "Voix ouvrière". Dictionnaire historique de la Suisse (in French). 25 March 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  3. The Europa World Year: Kazakhstan - Zimbabwe. Taylor & Francis. 2004. p. 4045. ISBN 978-1-85743-255-8. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  4. "Presse. Le journal suisse progressiste Gauchebdo souffle sur ses soixante-dix bougies". l'Humanité (in French). 10 April 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
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