L'Express, France     

Based: Paris

Founded: 1953

Circulation: 437,800 (2006)

Owner: Socpresse (80% owned by Dassault)

L'Express, France's first weekly news magazine, was modelled on the American magazine Time. Its first editor was Francoise Giroud, who had earlier edited Elle and went on to become France's first Minister of Women's Affairs in 1974 and Minister of Culture in 1976. The magazine has a right-of-centre orientation.