Estonian World is a global independent online magazine, founded in London in 2012 and headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia. The magazine has editorial representations in London, Atlanta, Toronto and Tallinn, and contributors all over the world, on every continent.
Estonian World writes about cosmopolitan Estonians and their views, ideas, experiences and achievements around the world. We cover Estonia’s global successes in technology, business and the arts from a fair and balanced perspective, in a way that is accessible to Estonians and non-Estonians alike, thus serving as a global focal point for Estonians and those interested in the development of Estonia.
With 27,000 followers in the social media, Estonian World is the most popular media outlet about Estonia and Estonians that is published in English.
Estonian World Contributors
Silver Tambur is the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief of Estonian World. He studied journalism at Tartu University and politics and society at Birkbeck College. He has been editor at the ERR’s news service in English, as well as contributing for the Deutsche Welle, Radio New Zealand and Business Sense magazine. Contact Silver
Sten Hankewitz is a journalist and Deputy Editor of Estonian World. Having lived most of his life in Estonia, he now resides in Atlanta, GA. He loves writing and besides blogging, he writes for Estonian World and other media outlets. He has strong convictions and he shows them unashamedly. Contact Sten
Helen Wright is a freelance journalist, currently based in London, UK. She has written for Estonian World, ERR News, The Baltic Times and Deep Baltic. Previously she worked at local newspapers in the UK.
Patrik Maldre heads the cyber defence initiative at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington. He holds a BA in philosophy and political science from the University of Illinois and an MA in international relations from the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).
Evelin Tamm is an Estonian artist, activist and freelance journalist living in Sweden. She works on paintings, digital art, filming, poetry, women’s rights actions, collecting and sharing feminist history and stories, environmental thought, alternative education in practice and theory.
Andres Simonson is first generation American of Estonian descent. An enthusiastic estophile, he is an environmental consultant, holding a BA in environmental science and an MA in city and regional planning. He resides in Red Bank, NJ, with his wife and three daughters.
Katre Laan is Tallinn-based. She is curious as a cat and enjoys meeting new people. When she is not writing she will be in a yoga class or reading. She is not a fan of TV but is addicted to the Game of Thrones.
Stuart Garlick is a Tallinn-based British journalist, cartoonist and English teacher, interested in music, fashion and culture. He set up his website, Charm Offensive, in order to showcase the exciting new cultural developments in Estonia. He has an MA in international politics from Aberystwyth University.
Reelika Virunurm spent four years in Germany, which she considers her second home. In Estonia, she works in communications, writes in her free time, and shows tourists how to eat blueberries in the forest. She tries to travel as much as possible and learn a new language whenever possible.
Adam Garrie teaches modern history at King’s College London and is currently engaged in PhD level research in 20th century political history. He is a classically trained musician and enjoys writing about all styles of music, world politics and just about anything to do with Estonia.
Regina Sirendi graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a MSc in Science and Technology studies. Regina is passionate about travelling, digital revolution and e-government. She currently lives in Tallinn, Estonia.
Kris Lillemets is a Los Angeles-based tech consultant, author and freelance photographer. His passion is documenting interesting people in pictures and words, but mostly he just loves his Instagram.
Sander Saar is Estonian World’s co-founder and the technical wizard behind it. London-based, Sander currently also works for Maker Studios Inc, a division of The Walt Disney Company.